Thiago Silva has announced that he will only leave Paris Saint-Germain for another European club, in a boost to Milan.
Silva looks set to move on once PSG’s Champions League campaign concludes, with his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Milan have been linked with bringing the defender back and seem ever closer after he ruled out an imminent return to Brazil with former club Fluminense.
“Everyone knows the affection I have for Fluminense,” the 35-year-old told Instagram Live.
“I was suffering from tuberculosis and they opened their doors to me. I’m forever grateful for this, but I still have objectives to accomplish in Europe.
“I hope to reach them as soon as possible.”
Il Messaggero explains Silva still harbours hopes of making Brazil’s squad for the 2022 World Cup, hence his desire to stay in Europe.
Although the Rossoneri are targeting younger players, it is thought his experience and availability on a free transfer could appeal to them.