GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS
Brazilian side Fluminense have reportedly opened talks with Thiago Silva’s agent as they try to seal an emotional return for the centre-back.
The 37-year-old is out of contract at Chelsea at the end of the season, although he could yet extend his stay in London.
According to football journalist Nicolo Shira the South American outfit have made contact with Silva’s agent Paulo Tonietto.
However Silva’s ‘priority’ remains to be Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are also set to kickstart talks regarding a one year extension to his deal in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, new Barcelona boss Xavi is looking to weave some more magic by snapping up Cesar Azpilicueta on a free transfer.
Dani Alves has already been recruited for free, with Chelsea man Azpilicueta reportedly his next target.
According to ESPN, Barca are keeping a keen eye on how contract talks progress between the Blues and club captain Azpilicueta.
The 32-year-old’s current deal at Stamford Bridge runs out at the end of the season.
Finally, Man Utd target Zinedine Zidane would reportedly prefer to manage an international team.
Journalist Pedro Almeida claims the Red Devils will find it hard to tempt the Frenchman to Old Trafford if their interest is serious.
That’s because Zidane is not keen on a return to club football after two spells with Real Madrid.
And with jobs sure to be opening up on the international scene during the next year, Zidane is instead hoping to take charge of a country.