Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has openly talked about Chelsea’s deal to take his countryman Thiago Silva to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Rivaldo backs the former PSG captain to have a successful time at Chelsea despite his age.

“At 35, Thiago Silva will sign for two seasons with Chelsea,” he told Betfair.

“And I’m confident that he will do a great job there, as he is a great centre back with excellent positioning and vast experience of world football.

“Nowadays, many players that extend their careers until their late-thirties and Silva is a good example of that, as I was in my time”

Thiago Silva is expected to have his medicals in Milan tomorrow before completing the much-awaited move to Chelsea.