Thiago Silva – My team-mates advised me to stay at AC Milan
Thiago Silva has revealed that his AC Mian team-mates convinced him to stay at the San Siro.
The 27-year-old look set to move to Paris Saint-Germain last month after Rossoneri president Silvio Berlusconi admitted that the club could not afford to turn down the French side’s €46 million offer for the defender.
However, the former Italian prime minister eventually had a change of heart and Thiago Silva subsequently extended his contract with Milan until 2017.
''I never thought of leaving Milan,'' the Brazil international told the club's official website. ''But in football it is normal that you get offers from other clubs.
''I am very close to [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Antonio] Cassano, Robinho, [Alexandre] Pato and [Mario] Yepes and they advised me to remain at Milan. I believe in Milan's strength for the new season.
''I want to end this season in the best possible way at the Olympics in London and then return immediately for another season at Milan.''