Thiago Silva exclusive: How Frank Lampard helped woo the centre-back to Chelsea last summer

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Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has revealed how grateful he is to Frank Lampard for engineering his move to Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to FourFourTwo before Lampard's departure last month, the Brazilian spoke about how the then-Chelsea manager played a key role in his decision in swapping Paris for London after eight years at PSG. Countrymen and former Blues stars Willian and David Luiz - now at Arsenal - also spoke highly of the west London outfit too - though it was Lampard himself who convinced Silva to make the transfer last summer.

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