PALERMO, ITALY - MARCH 03: Thiago Silva of Milan scores hos team's fourth goal during the Serie A match between US Citta di Palermo and AC Milan at Stadio Renzo Barbera on March 3, 2012 in Palermo, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
Short, simple and sweet...
Strikers are a dime a dozen, they are like underwear and socks, they wear out and you move on. Defenders are the foundation and cornerstone on which teams are built, and Milan is a shining example. In my era alone Milan has been to the World's best Defender not once but twice, in Baresi and Maldini, and before them was the greats like Cesare Maldini and Trapattoni. At the end of the day it is easy to part with a striker, teams are not built on attack, they are built on defense, and parting with Thiago Silva, for me is not an option. He carries on the legacy of Milan's legendary defenders and losing him now would define the future of AC Milan. Will we survive the sale? Of course, no player is EVER larger then the Club, but in my view this is a poor choice. If it becomes a choice you can't live with it, I am sure PSG will be happy to have you, enjoy.
For those still with some hope the deal is still not done, and until we get formal announcement on the Club's website it is all rumors...keep the faith...
From ESPN Soccernet...
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has said he expects talks over the sale of Brazil international Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain to be drawn out.
Milan had denied that the defender was for sale, but are reported to have been tempted to do a deal after the French club increased their offer to £40 million.
Galliani travelled to Paris on Tuesday to hold talks with PSG officials, sparking an angry reaction from Milan fans who want Thiago Silva to stay at the club. "It will be a long negotiation process with PSG,'' he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Thiago Silva, 27, is also reported to be a target for Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona, and is under contract with Milan until June 2016.
"Silva is a player that you cannot substitute, regardless of the amount of money offered," Milan striker Antonio Cassano said. "Thiago makes up 50% of the squad."
Former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini said he would be surprised if the Rossoneri let Thiago Silva leave because the transfer would be "a sign of weakness".
"He is the great defender there is in the world right now and Milan cannot do without him," he said.