Saturday July 7 2012
Thiago Silva didn’t want Milan exit

Thiago Silva is optimistic ahead of the new Serie A season after Milan opted against selling him to Paris Saint-Germain.

The French giants made a €47m move for the defender, but he insists that he’s content to stay at the Stadio Meazza.

“I never thought about leaving Milan, but it is only normal that offers from other clubs arrive,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I spoke with director Leonardo and he showed me the project at Paris Saint-Germain.

“I also spoke to PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti, who told me that their objective was to become one of the greatest clubs in Europe.”

Milan did consider his sale, until President Silvio Berlusconi decided to keep the player ahead of the 2012-13 campaign.

“I held talks with Vice-President Adriano Galliani and thanked him for the great faith that he has in me,” he continued.

“My teammates such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Antonio Cassano, Alexandre Pato and Mario Yepes, players I’m close to, also advised me to stay at Milan.

“I believe in the strength of Milan for the new season. There have been small changes and we’ll be even more familiar with each other.”

Silva was recently handed a new improved contract by the Diavolo.

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