Thiago Silva asked Chelsea to explore Lucas Paqueta signing

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has revealed he asked the club to look into the possibility of signing Lucas Paqueta prior to the midfielder’s move to West Ham United.

The Brazil international was heavily linked with a move away from Lyon over the summer, with Newcastle United one of many sides to show an interest.

But Paqueta instead completed a club-record move to West Ham in the final week of the transfer window, though the Irons were not the only London club to have looked into a deal.

Silva has admitted that he spoke to he Chelsea hierarchy about pursuing Paqueta, but admitted he was not…


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