Saturday September 17 2011
Thiago Silva invites Hamsik to Milan

Thiago Silva is looking forward to facing Marek Hamsik tomorrow, but “I hope he can be my Milan teammate next season.”

The Napoli star had been heavily linked with a move to San Siro early in the summer, but the clubs could not agree on a transfer fee.

“It would be so much better if Hamsik were playing this game with a Rossoneri jersey,” smiled Thiago Silva in the Gazzetta dello Sport.

“He has incredible technique and class. I hope he can be my Milan teammate next season.”

That is, of course, assuming the Brazilian stays with his current club after new reports of interest from Barcelona.

“I personally did not say no to anybody, but that's because I was never contacted. In any case, I consider it unfair to reject any option out of hand, as you never know what could happen in future. I did the same in Brazil.”

Thiago Silva was back on the Blaugrana radar after his stoppage-time header to snatch a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

“We worked hard on our tactics and they rarely got into the box. Dani Alves even told me at the end of the match that Barcelona ‘couldn't find space in your defence.' That was a great compliment.

“If we continue working the way we are now, then we could win the Champions League this year. It remains the first objective for me and I think about it continually.”

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