Monday June 18 2012
Milan and the Thiago Silva dossier

Milan chief Silvio Berlusconi decided to keep Thiago Silva after reportedly reading an 18-page document produced by daughter Barbara on why he shouldn’t be sold.

The Diavolo were in negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain to sell the Brazilian for over €40m, until Berlusconi blocked the sale.

According to Sport Mediaset, Barbara Berlusconi, who has been a board member at the club since April 2011, was opposed to the transfer.

She presented her father with a dossier which highlighted that letting the South American leave would damage the club in the long run.

Although the outfit’s finances would have been boosted by such a cash injection, she argued that his loss would disappoint fans and sponsors.

It may also have had a detrimental effect to the quality of the team which could then subsequently jeopardise future qualification for the Champions League.

Barbara Berlusconi is currently in a relationship with Rossoneri striker Alexandre Pato.

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