Thiago Silva has sent shockwaves through Milan by admitting: “I have talked to Barcelona. Now it's up to them to discuss it with the club.”
The Brazilian has long been a target for Spanish giants Barca and Real Madrid, but up until now had been adamant he would not leave San Siro.
“I have talked to Barcelona, it is something I can say now that I have given myself this chance,” he was quoted as saying by Brazilian TV Esporte Interactivo.
“Now it's up to them to discuss it with the club, seeing as not long ago I renewed my contract with Milan until 2016.”
It remains to be seen how accurate these quotes are and whether the defender will issue another statement to clarify the situation.
The centre-back was one of the best performers in Milan's Scudetto-winning campaign.