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Thiago Silva Eyeing Milan Reunion?

With his contract set to expire in 2018, is Thiago Silva setting his sights on a return to Milan?

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According to reports emanating from Brazil, PSG captain Thiago Silva could be angling for a Milan return in the very near future. The Brazilian defender's contract is due to expire in June  2018, but negotiations for an extension have not went well with the French champions, prompting Silva to consider a move back to the Rossoneri.

Silva played for Milan from 2009-2012, when he was sold against his will to PSG in a desperate attempt by Silvio Berlusconi to balance Milan's books. During his time with the Rossoneri Silva established himself as one of the premier centre-backs on the continent, and his class, professionalism, and passion that he displayed while donning the black and red jersey helped him become a fan favourite of Milanisti everywhere.

While the possibility of a Milan return for Thiago Silva is enticing, it's very important to note that the situation is very much in its infancy. Silva is still tied to the Ligue 1 champions until the summer after next, and a lot can change between then and now.  Milanisti should also remember the name Zlatan Ibrahimovic, before getting too excited about Thiago Silva's potential return.  Rumours of Ibrahimovic's Rossoneri return swirled for the better part of 3 years before the Swede finally put pen to paper on a contract with Manchester United.

While Silva's love for Milan is well known, and he has said in the past that he is open to returning for a second tour of duty for the Rossoneri, Milanisti should be wary of getting their hopes up for the return of a former star from PSG.