Thiago Silva: Barcelona tried to sign me

The Brazilian defender claims that Blaugrana boss Tito Vilanova approached him after the club's Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain in April.
Paris Saint-Germain center back Thiago Silva has revealed that Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova tried to convince him to join the Catalan giant.

The two clubs faced one another in the Champions League quarterfinals back in April and the Brazilian says he was approached by the Blaugrana after one of the matches.

"Tito is a guy I admire,"
the 28-year-old was quoted as saying by Sportyou. "After the match between PSG and Barcelona in the Champions League I had a chat with him and he invited me to come play for Barcelona. There have been no negotiations yet though, I remain calm for now and want to enjoy my holiday.

"In football you never know, but right now I'm happy at PSG. I'm very quiet, I speak daily with the president, it is very difficult to get out of there."

The former AC Milan man went on to say that French champions are not in a position where they are forced to sell players for financial reason.

"PSG do not sell players, it is a very different situation to that at Milan."