By Gaia Brunelli
Thiago Silva could be set for a sensational AC Milan exit with Paris Saint-Germain willing to pay an initial transfer fee of €42 million for the centre-back, and potentially rising to €50m depending on performance-related bonuses, Goal.com has learned.
Milan have been adamant that they want to hold on to the Brazilian defender, but admitted that they could be tempted to cash in on him if a big-money offer comes in.
PSG director Leonardo confirmed on Monday that the Ligue 1 runners-up have opened talks with the Thiago Silva, and the Parisians are willing to push their financial limits in order to lure the 27-year-old away from the Rossoneri.
In addition to the offer worth €50m, PSG are ready to shelve out almost €1m per month in salary to convince the 27-year-old to join the French powerhouse.
Contrary to previous reports, however, the transfer is by no means a done deal as talks have yet to reach the closing stages.
Milan have lined up Vasco da Gama's Dede, Torino's Angelo Ogbonna and Chievo's Pietro Acerbi as potential replacements should Thiago Silva indeed leave the Rossoneri this summer.