Brazilian side Fluminense have made contact for the return of Chelsea defender Thiago Silva, according to reports today.

It’s outlet TuttoMercatoWeb who brings the news, claiming there’s been a ‘first approach’ between the parties and the negotiations are currently ‘in the initial stages’.

Although there’s no insight on Silva’s response to the attempt, the story does make it sound like there are talks developing between Thiago Silva and the Rio de Janeiro side.

The 37-year-old’s contract with the Blues expires at the end of the season, so Fluminense could be looking for a free signing in the next summer.

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Thiago Silva has never hidden his love for Fluminense, a club where he started his career and shined for a couple of years before joining Milan in 2009.

The club’s current manager is Marcão, who played with him back then, and the recent Chelsea captain recently revealed that they often speak on the phone about the team.

Marcão himself admitted he’ll work to bring Silva back to the Tricolor, and Thiago already claimed he has the ‘dream’ of making the move. So it indeed looks like a matter of time until that happens.