No offers have been presented to Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva ahead of next season, a report claims, amid links with a Milan return.
The Brazilian has been persistently linked with a Rossoneri reunion since his exit eight years ago, and SportMediaset (via MilanLive) even went so far as to say that the 35-year-old’s return to Milanello is ‘close’.
He could join Milan on a free transfer as his current deal at PSG expires on June 30, and he would inherit the leadership perhaps abandoned by Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the farewell of the Swede is likely.
Le10Sport believe Milan are not the only club who have been alerted by the chance to sign an experienced defender on a free, with Everton, Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United also keen.
According to the latest from RMC Sport (via GFFN), his entourage have indicated that Silva “is disappointed and saddened by the turn of events. He loves PSG, he loves Paris, he sees it as heartbreaking, this decision, for him and his family.”
“This season, he felt in top form before COVID. He was hungry and even at 35, felt very much in form and is struggling to understand this season.”
Now the question is whether he will sign a two-month extension with the Parisians so he can continue the quest to win the Champions League.
A source inside the dressing room apparently said: “He feels helpless but not demotivated. Anger, but also the desire to win it (the Champions League).”
At the moment there are no concrete offers on the table, the report adds, and while some English clubs have enquired they are put off by his salary requests.