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Thursday November 25 2010
Thiago Silva: 'Nesta leaving Milan'

Thiago Silva has caused controversy by claiming “it's Alessandro Nesta's last season with Milan.”

The defenders form a solid partnership at the back and Nesta seems to have recovered fully from his injury problems.

“It's a shame, as in my view it's Sandro's last season with Milan,” the Brazilian told Sportitalia television.

“It would be a great shame to see him go at the end of the current campaign.”

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Friday November 19 2010
Thiago's wife rejects Madrid move

Milan centre-back Thiago Silva has revealed how his wife talked him out of joining Real Madrid last summer.

The 26-year-old was strongly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, particularly because Jose Mourinho rates him highly.

Interviewed in Il Corriere dello Sport, Silva said: "It's true, I know. But my wife Isabel has always answered for me. She was the one to first say 'no' to Real. She definitely prefers Milan to Madrid."

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Wednesday November 17 2010
Thiago: 'Milan are stronger with Nesta'

Thiago Silva is unequivocal that Milan are a better side when Alessandro Nesta is playing alongside him in defence.

The Brazil international centre-back has been treated as something of a revolutionary in his country after being quoted as saying: "I like Max Allegri because he cares a lot for the defensive phase of the game."

When asked to reveal who he believes is the key man at Milan, Silva said: "Nesta. We feel a lot stronger with him beside us. He is our leader.

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Sunday November 14 2010
Thiago Silva: 'No title without derby'

Thiago Silva warns Milan that “a team that wants to win the Scudetto has to also win the derby.”

The Rossoneri are top of the table and go head-to-head with reigning champions Inter this evening.

“We have done many positive things so far, but they are not enough,” the Brazilian told Milan Channel.

“A team that wants to win the Scudetto has to also win the derby. It won't be easy, but this season is different and if we win then we'll be six points ahead of the Nerazzurri.

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Monday November 8 2010
Thiago Silva and Bonera out

Milan are again likely to be without Thiago Silva and Daniele Bonera when they host Palermo on Wednesday evening.

The defensive duo, who missed the 3-2 win at Bari yesterday, are presently sidelined with injury problems.

Sources at Milanello claim that the pair will miss the midweek game in view of being ready for the weekend's Milan derby.

In the absence of both internationals, boss Massimiliano Allegri is again likely to field Mario Yepes in the middle alongside Alessandro Nesta.

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Saturday November 6 2010
Thiago Silva skips Bari trip

Thiago Silva and Luca Antonini are not even in the squad making the trip to Bari, so Milan must completely revamp their defence.

The two players picked up knocks during the midweek 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Daniele Bonera and Massimo Oddo are already out of action due to long-term injury problems.

This has forced Coach Massimiliano Allegri to recall Marek Jankulovski, who had been dropped and is expected to leave in January.

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Wednesday November 3 2010
Line-ups: Ronaldinho and Totti start

Ronaldinho and Thiago Silva are fit to start against Real Madrid, while Francesco Totti is the lone striker in Basel.

Milan are looking for revenge after their 2-0 defeat at the Bernabeu and also need a boost following Saturday's 2-1 home loss to Juventus in Serie A.

Massimo Oddo and Daniele Bonera are still sidelined, but Ronaldinho, Thiago Silva, Gianluca Zambrotta and Massimo Ambrosini returned to the squad after their lay-offs.

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Tuesday November 2 2010
Ronaldinho and Silva fit for Madrid

Thiago Silva, Ronaldinho, Massimo Ambrosini and Gianluca Zambrotta are back in the Milan squad to face Real Madrid.

The quartet all missed the last few games due to injury, including the 2-1 home defeat to Juventus, but Coach Massimiliano Allegri can count on them for tomorrow's Champions League clash.

The only absentees are defenders Daniele Bonera and Massimo Oddo.

UEFA have assigned English referee Howard Webb to this game at San Siro on Wednesday evening.

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Monday November 1 2010
Thiago Silva ready for Real

Thiago Silva should be available for Milan's Champions League encounter against Real Madrid this week.

The Brazilian has been sidelined since picking up an injury against Chievo on October 16, but he is set to feature on Wednesday.

The central defender completed a large proportion of training at Milanello on Monday which proved his fitness.

The international missed just the end of practice game as a precautionary measure given the wet and slippery surface of the pitch.

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