Thiago Silva: I will convince Paulinho to sign for PSG
PSG's Thiago Silva has added to the increasing speculation surrounding the future of Corinthians' Paulinho by claiming that he will be trying to convince him to move to the French giants.
Paulinho has been linked to a host of clubs in Europe, with Chelsea, Inter and now PSG all reported to be interested in the midfielder.
The PSG defender told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Paulinho provides pace, strength and quality goals in the middle of the park. He should be our number one target. He would fit perfectly into our team.
"The problem is that there is a lot of competition for his signature as Inter have shown a strong interest in him. I will try to convince him to come to PSG though."
Thiago Silva is a new arrival at PSG having completed a big money move from AC Milan in the summer as the Qatari-backed club continues to recruit some of the world's best footballers.