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AC Milan reportedly looking to bring Brazil international Thiago Silva back to the San Siro

Current PSG captain could be on the move

Thiago Silva is one of the best central defenders on the planet. He is known to be a talented player that has what it takes to play with any club. The former AC Milan defender is probably not going to pen a new deal with PSG, which opens the door to top clubs around Europe.

Silva joined Milan from Fluminense back in January 2009 for just €10 million. During his 3 years in Italy, he won one Scudetto and an Italian Super Cup. He began to establish himself as a top defender in that period.

Silva had a great time in Milan, developing himself as a great defender.

He left Milan to pursue a new challenge in France, with the Parisians. €42 million was spent to bring him into the French capital, and he’s won 20 trophies in 6 years with PSG. He is a decorated player, he has also managed to make 77 appearances for the Brazil national team.

Le10Sport report that AC Milan are heavily considering making a move for the defender. The 34-year-old’s contract expires in 2020, though the Rossoneri could try to make a move next summer. The French champions are likely to ask for a cheap price, but they will also consider making some money out of his sale. Juventus, AS Roma, and Napoli are also interested in the player, this puts competition on Milan.

Milan have a chance on landing Silva, though competition is tight.
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Although Silva could love a return to his former club, Juventus could be their main competitiors as they have a chance to lure the former Porto man to Turin. Not only are they financially stronger, but their status as Italian champions give them a huge advantage. Silva could prefer joining a huge side like the Bianconeri, especially after their signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

One of the main reasons Milan could be looking at the center-back is to restore experiemce in the side. Since the departure of Leonardo Bonucci, the squad lacked someone to guide them properly. There are quality players in the team, but none have enough experience to boost the team. Thiago Silva has been through it all and can help set the players on the right track.

The PSG captain could use his experience to guide the team.

This deal would push Milan forward, but it would also push some out of the squad. This move would pave the way for Zapata’s departure and could possibly lead to another player leaving the club.

He is likely to be priced at around €20 million, a bargain for a player of such class. The player could stay at his best for a few more years, which is enough to help Milan get back on top.