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Saturday March 26 2011
Thiago Silva: 'Leo will convince Ganso'

As the two San Siro sides battle over Brazilian Ganso, Thiago Silva reveals why he'll choose Inter. “You can't say no to Leonardo.”

The local rivals have made no secret of their interest in bringing 21-year-old playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso to Serie A, especially after he told Santos this week that he wanted a move to Europe.

Someone in the same position was Thiago Silva, who joined the Rossoneri when current Inter boss Leonardo was in charge.

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Saturday February 12 2011
Thiago Silva: 'I nearly died in Russia'

Milan defender Thiago Silva reveals the reason he wanted to quit football after rejection in Brazil and contracting TB in Russia. “I almost died.”

The Brazilian is one of the most sought-after young talents in Serie A right now and has been linked with Real Madrid, but it was almost a very different story.

“In 2005 I was sent out on loan to Dinamo Moscow, but the city was horrible, I was cold and got ill,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sport Week.

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Thursday February 10 2011
Pato and Thiago Silva 'don't fear Inter'

Milan stars Alexandre Pato and Thiago Silva insist “Inter do not scare us” despite closing the gap.

The two Brazilians returned to Italy after their 1-0 friendly defeat to France last night and are ready to dive back into the Serie A battle.

“Inter? We're on top of the table and focus only on ourselves,” said Pato. “Things are going very well with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and it's not true that there are problems between us. I just want to play and respect the Coach's decisions.”

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Tuesday February 8 2011
Thiago Silva: 'Milan are under siege'

Milan defender Thiago Silva feels that his side are under siege amid doubts about whether they can win the Scudetto.

Sunday's 1-1 draw away to Genoa allowed both Napoli and Inter to close the gap at the top of the table.

"The truth is that in this moment we feel under siege," Thiago said. "The problem is more complex.

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Wednesday January 26 2011
The Brazilian heir to Desailly

James Horncastle reports on Max Allegri's latest tactical move, which could see Thiago Silva become the next Marcel Desailly

Jari Litmanen could barely breathe. The Finnish No 10 huffed and puffed, his hollow cheeks now red, the contours of his face wet with perspiration. Louis Van Gaal had no choice but to haul him off. It was the 69th minute of the 1995 Champions League Final and Ajax were playing Fabio Capello's all-consuming Milan. "I suffer from asthma," Litmanen sighed. When asked to explain what that had anything to do with it, he replied: "They put Desailly on me and Desailly is a tough marker."

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Thursday January 20 2011
Thiago Silva ruled out of Coppa tie

Milan will have to do without key defender Thiago Silva for tonight's Coppa Italia match against Bari.

The Brazilian is not even in the squad for this evening's game after coming down with a stomach bug this morning.

Alessandro Nesta is also not 100 per cent fit, so it is likely Daniele Bonera will be drafted in with Mario Yepes at the centre of the defence.

Antonio Cassano is included and could make his first start in the Milan jersey.

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Tuesday December 28 2010
Thiago Silva: 'Milan would miss Dinho'

Thiago Silva feels Milan would lose an "outstanding player" if Ronaldinho were to leave once the January transfer window opens.

Antonio Cassano's arrival at San Siro appears to have brought the curtain down on Ronaldinho's time with the Rossoneri.

Former club Gremio claim to have reached personal terms with the player and his exit now appears inevitable.

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Thursday December 23 2010
Silva: Dinho wants to stay

Thiago Silva is surprised by the reports suggesting that Milan teammate Ronaldinho is heading for a January exit.

The Brazilian fantasista's future is in doubt after failing to break into the first team plans of boss Massimiliano Allegri this term.

A host of Brazilian outfits have been paired with a New Year switch for the player who only has six months left on his San Siro deal.

However, Thiago Silva expects his South American colleague to remain at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

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Saturday December 11 2010
Thiago Silva can't set comeback date

Milan defender Thiago Silva has flown to Brazil for meniscus treatment and admits: “I don't know when I'll be playing again.”

Tests this week revealed the centre-back had suffered a torn meniscus ligament in his knee and it is not clear how many weeks he will need on the sidelines.

“I don't know when I'll be playing again. I'm flying to Rio to talk to the doctors and have more tests to see what the situation is,” he said.

“Unfortunately, until then I really cannot say what will happen.”

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Thursday December 9 2010
Thiago Silva suffers knee injury

Milan have suffered a real blow after it emerged that Thiago Silva has incurred a nasty-looking knee injury.

The Brazil international underwent a series of tests this morning, including an MRI which ultimately revealed that he has torn the meniscus in his right knee.

Milan have since released a statement detailing that Thiago Silva plans to travel to Brazil where he will seek a second opinion from the national team's doctor Jose Luiz Runco.

It is as yet unclear how long he faces on the sidelines, but meniscus injuries tend to take a while to heal.

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