Report: Thiago Silva set to leave PSG on a free – Milan idea ‘could come back into fashion’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could make a move to re-sign former defender Thiago Silva if he does not agree a renewal with Paris Saint-Germain, a report claims.

According to Calciomercato.it – who cite French outlet L’Equipe – there is a big chance that Silva will leave the French capital at the end of the season as sporting director Leonardo is not keen on the idea of offering his compatriot a new deal.

The 35-year-old – who played at Milan from 2009-2012 before his move to Paris – has a European passport having obtained French citizenship, but this is not enough to convince Leonardo as the centre-back earns €1.5m per month in gross wages.

The report adds that if the renewal does not arrive, the idea of a return to Milan may come back into fashion, eight years after he departed along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Elliott Management – as evidenced by the return of the Swede in January – have opened to the idea of buying players over 30. Thiago Silva could be another exception, and one which would bring experience and an ideal companion for Alessio Romagnoli.

The Brazilian meanwhile still wants to play for his country at the 2022 World Cup, when he will be 37, so playing at a high level is still very much an objective.

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