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PSG rule out Thiago Silva to Barca move
Published : 04 Jul 2013 08:46:56Rss feed
Paris St Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has rubbished reports that Thiago Silva is about to join Barcelona.
The Brazil centre-back claims that last season Barca coach Tito Vilanova personally told him he wanted to sign him, while the player's agent, Paulo Tonietto, has urged PSG to make contact soon if they want to bring Silva to the Camp Nou.
However, Al Khelaifi.told Sport: "Thiago Silva is not for sale, he will stay at the club until the end of his contract. The problem is not that Barca are not offering us enough money, the problem is we don't want to negotiate his sale."
The PSG president affirmed he is in close contact with many of the club's players, including Thiago Silva.
"I spoke to him today [Wednesday] to congratulate him on the success he has had with his country in the Confederations Cup, and he told me he was very happy in Paris," he said.
Al Khelaifi also insisted PSG would reject a reported 32million euros offer from Barca because they have ambitions of building on their Ligue 1 triumph last season.
"We won't evaluate it or contemplate it. We won't even sit down to negotiate," he said.
"Selling is exactly the opposite of what we want to do. Our intention, after winning the domestic league title, is to fight for other more ambitious goals and make more signings."
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