GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
The Brazilian Fluminense opened talks with Thiago Silva’s agent to try to seal an emotional return for the center.
The 37-year-old was left without a contract with Chelsea at the end of the season, although he could still extend his stay in London.
According to football journalist Nicolo Shira, the South American team got in touch with Silva’s agent, Paulo Tonietto.
However, Silva’s “priority” remains Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are also ready to start talks on extending their one-year contract in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the new coach of Barcelona, Xavi, seeks to weave more magic by getting César Azpilicueta on a free transfer.
Dani Alves has already been hired for free, with Chelsea man Azpilicueta being his next target.
According to ESPN, Barça is paying attention to how the contractual negotiations between the blues and the captain of the club Azpilicueta are progressing.
The 32-year-old’s current contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season.
Finally, Man Utd target Zinedine Zidane would rather lead an international team.
Journalist Pedro Almeida says the Red Devils will have a hard time tempting the Frenchman at Old Trafford if his interest is serious.
That is because Zidane does not want to return to club football after two periods with Real Madrid.
And with jobs that are sure to open up on the international stage over the next year, Zidane hopes to take over a country.