Thiago Silva wants to keep playing until he turns 40 (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea will reportedly give 38-year-old centre-back Thiago Silva a contract extension.

Silva, who turns 39 in September, has made 105 appearances for the Blues since moving from French club Paris Saint-Germain in 2020 and would like to play by the time he turns 40.

The Brazil international, who has played 113 caps, has played 18 of Chelsea’s 20 Premier League games this season, with the West London club in 10th place.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter, who replaced Thomas Tuchel in September, is said to be impressed with Silva and wants him to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge as the player’s current contract expires in the summer.

According to The Times, Potter sees Silva as the perfect role model as the club hierarchy tries to build a team for the future.

Chelsea have spent £468.6 million on players since owner Todd Boehly took over Roman Abramovich last summer.

Chelsea on Friday confirmed the arrival of Noni Madueke in a £35 million deal from PSV, with the winger becoming the club’s sixth signing in January.

The Blues have already signed Mykhailo Mudryk for £88.5 million, Benoit Badiashile for £35 million, while David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos have been signed for undisclosed fees and Joao Felix is ​​on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea are currently 10 points behind the top four in the Premier League and will return to action on February 3 when they host Fulham in a west London derby.

The Blues then meet West Ham in the round of 16 for a Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on February 15.