“We are trying to negotiate for Thiago Silva, but it won’t be easy to sign him,” PSG director general Leonardo, who coached the player at Milanello, stated on Monday.
Meanwhile, the stopper’s agent has also added more fuel to the fire after he confirmed PSG’s desire for the Brazilian.
“For now he is still a Rossoneri player, but anything can happen,” Paulo Toninetto told RMC. “I know that PSG are interested in the player. Let’s see what occurs.”
Reports of the transfer fee suggest that PSG will pay in the region of €40m-€50m for the Milan stopper.
Former Brazil boss Dunga, in an interview with TMW, revealed that he would not be surprised to see a transfer happen.
“Thiago Silva is the strongest defender in circulation,” Dunga noted. “He has great potential and everything needed to become even better.
“PSG are after him and he could be a great reinforcement. Leonardo will do all that he can to take him to France.
“I know that he wants him at all costs and, even if Milan will try to keep him, I think the move will take place.”
Milan have already lost one big-name centre-back this summer as Alessandro Nesta turned down the offer of a new one-year deal. Losing Silva in addition to Nesta will create a big hole in the middle of the Milan defense next season.