Tuesday May 22 2012
Thiago Silva's 'preference is Milan'

Thiago Silva has been linked to Barcelona and Manchester City, but his agent insists “his preference is certainly Milan.”

The defender is hot property on the transfer market and there have been reports he will be sold to raise funds this summer.

“Neither I nor Thiago have had contact with Manchester City or Barcelona,” agent Paulo Tonietto told

“His preference is certainly Milan. Only the Rossoneri directors can decide to sell the player.

“The stories that circulated are just journalistic speculation that came out to fill the newspapers when there isn’t anything else to write about.”

Today Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini also denied he’d been in talks for Thiago Silva.

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