Thiago Silva has reached the end of his time with Paris Saint-Germain, a report claims, with AC Milan potentially ready to swoop.
According to Calciomercato.com, the position of PSG’s sporting director of Leonardo has been made abundantly clear: he has no intention of offering his compatriot a new deal, with his current contract set to expire in June.
The Ligue 1 leaders instead want to focus more on players for the future, with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly a potential but difficult target.
For Thiago Silva meanwhile, there are growing suggestions leading towards a return to Milano and AC Milan, the city which his wife loves and the club that the player made his big breakthrough.
There is a ‘deep bond’ and a ‘mutual love’ between the parties that has never been interrupted, the report adds, not even with the complicated seasons the Rossoneri have endured recently. On Silva’s part, there has never been a clear closure in the face of the idea of ending his career in Italy.
Milan’s “descent into hell” arguably began with the farewell of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva in summer 2012, with the pair having won the league in the 2010-11 season.
Paolo Maldini and Zvonomir Boban have long pushed for the purchase of experienced players to accelerate the growth process of the younger members of the squad. In addition, Silva’s purchase would help ease the uncertainties related to the futures of Mateo Musacchio, Simon Kjaer, Matteo Gabbia and Leo Duarte.