Thiago Silva, the backbone of Chelsea's defense, bids a tearful farewell to the club. After four splendid years, Silva, the Brazilian stalwart, has decided to part ways with the Blues and head back to his homeland to join Fluminense.

While at Stamford Bridge, Silva made over 150 appearances and won multiple trophies, leaving an indelible mark on the club's history. His unwavering consistency and leadership qualities have made him a fan favorite, earning him the status of a cult hero among the Chelsea faithful.

As Silva prepares to embark on a new chapter in his career, his wife Belle also bids adieu to Chelsea with a heavy heart. Belle, who the Blues supporters have embraced, expressed her gratitude and love for the unforgettable moments they shared during their time in London.

The emotional farewell culminated in a heartfelt rendition of the famous ‘Oh Thiago Silva' chant at a local pub, where Belle struggled to hold back her tears. The couple, accompanied by their children Isago and Iago, were honored on the pitch during Silva's final Premier League match against Bournemouth.

In a heartfelt message on social media, Belle expressed her appreciation for Chelsea, describing the club as more than just a team but a family and a home away from home. She thanked the loyal fans for their unwavering support and assured them their memories would forever remain in their hearts.

Despite bidding farewell for now, Silva has hinted at a possible return to Chelsea in the future. With aspirations of transitioning into coaching, the veteran defender aims to impart his wealth of experience and tactical acumen to the next generation of players.

As Silva embarks on a new adventure, his legacy at Chelsea will endure with his contributions to the club's history. Though he may be leaving the pitch, his influence and spirit will continue to inspire the Blues for years. Once a Blue, always a Blue!

With Silva gone, Chelsea, under Mauricio Pochettino's managerial regime, looks forward to replacing him in the summer. The transfer rumor list includes links with Jean-Clair Todibo and Marc Guehi. There are also reports for Victor Osimhen in the attacking positions.