Neymar and Willian’s private reactions to Thiago Silva’s Chelsea transfer

Neymar and Willian were both reportedly supportive of Thiago Silva’s decision to join Chelsea this summer.

Silva left PSG at the end of his contract with Frank Lampard quickly pouncing to secure the services of the experienced defender.

Silva signed a one-year deal at Stamford Bridge despite interest from AC Milan and a new contract offer from Ligue 1 giants PSG.

The Telegraph claim the 35-year-old spoke with his Brazilian compatriots Neymar and Willian before making his decision.

It’s reported that Neymar was 'remarkably clear' and urged Silva to join Lampard’s Chelsea.

The Telegraph add that Neymar advised his former PSG team-mate that he would regret not taking up the challenge if he were to turn it down.

Meanwhile Willian, who left Chelsea to join Arsenal before Silva signed in west London, was reportedly semi-regretting his decision.

A source told the Telegraph that Willian joked: "If I'd known you were moving to Chelsea, I would have stayed there after all."

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On signing, Silva said: “I am so happy to be joining Chelsea. I am delighted to be a part of Frank Lampard’s exciting squad for next season and I’m here to challenge for honours.

“See you soon Chelsea fans, I look forward to playing at Stamford Bridge very soon.”

While Blues director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted to be able to add a player of Thiago Silva’s proven world-class credentials to our squad.

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“Having performed at the highest level for many years, we have no doubt his experience and quality will complement the many exciting talents we already have here.

“Thiago will be an excellent fit and we hope he can add some new trophies to his impressive list of honours.”

Chelsea begin the new Premier League season next Monday as they travel to Brighton.

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