Galliani: Berlusconi wants to keep Thiago Silva

The Rossoneri supremo was resigned to losing his most prized possession on Wednesday morning but the former Italian Prime Minister has now seemingly had a change of heart
AC Milan appear poised to reject Paris Saint-Germain's bid for Thiago Silva, with CEO Adriano Galliani revealing that club president Silvio Berlusconi now wants to hold on to the centre-back.

The Brazil international seemed to be on his way to the Parc des Princes after Galliani flew to the French capital on Tuesday to meet with the Ligue 1 outfit's sporting director, Leonardo.

However, the two parties failed to settle on a fee and Galliani, having returned to Milan, has now admitted that his boss is having second thoughts about the deal.

"President Berlusconi seems intent on resisting PSG's offers and he would like to hold on to Thiago Silva," the 67-year-old told Sky Sport 24.

The Milan owner had stated on Wednesday morning that he would have to sanction the sale of the defender because of the club's financial problems, revealing that they had been offered €46 million by their French rivals.

However, Leonardo hinted later in the day that the deal had reached an impasse and that PSG were considering admitting defeat in their bid to sign the Selecao star.

Thiago Silva arrived at San Siro from Fluminense in 2009 and has since gone on to establish himself as one of the best centre-backs in the game.