AC Milan were at work to try and secure the return of Thiago Silva after bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in January, a report claims.
According to Wednesday’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport – as cited by MilanLive – the Rossoneri had a keen interest in bringing the Brazil international back to the club eight years after he departed for Paris Saint-Germain with Ibrahimovic.
Milan’s plan, in fact, was to add experience to the group by prolonging the Swede’s contract and signing Silva, whose deal with PSG expires in June. CFO Zvonimir Boban made the first contacts with the agent of the defender to try and probe the track, with the player keen on the idea of a return if the conditions were right.
However, the newspaper adds that the idea risks being forgotten about, especially with Boban having been dismissed from his role. Should the defender leave PSG though, Milan would still remain one of the solutions most appreciated by the player. Even his agent admitted it: “Thiago has always had a great relationship with Milan. And if we didn’t renew with PSG everything would be possible. ”
The problem now is primarily his age and his salary. There is seemingly no chance that CEO Ivan Gazidis sanctions a €12m-a-year deal (his current terms) for a player that may has two years left in him at the top level, meaning a drastic pay cut would be needed.