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The representatives of the San Siro duo have played down speculation that their clients are close to a deal with the French capital club, despite rumours to the contrary

Just a day after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent made it clear that the AC Milan star is nowhere near agreeing terms with Paris Saint-Germain, Thiago Silva's agent, Paulo Toniello, has also rubbished talk that his client has already shaken hands with the French outfit over a contract.

A number of recent reports suggested that the double transfer was nearing completion, but the Swede's representative, Mino Raiola, has stressed that there is no agreement between both parties just yet, but that negotiations are ongoing.

"Ibrahimovic to Paris Saint-Germain? We are as close [to reaching an agreement] as China is to the United States of America," Raiola stated to Sportmediaset.

"It's not a done deal. You guys in Italy are making up a lot of things. An agreement is very far away. PSG have to realise that they're signing the best with Zlatan.

"I'm meeting with Leonardo [on Friday]. We'll see what happens."

The 30-year-old striker has set his sights on an annual wage packet of €14m per season, which represents an increase of €2m a year on his current salary at Milan.

And now Toniello has played down talk that Thiago Silva has already shaken hands with PSG over a contract, and insisted both sets of negotiations are separate.

"For now, nothing is done, far from it," the representative told L'Equipe on Saturday. "The two deals aren't related. It's even totally different. Zlatan can sign, it won't affect us.

"Thiago has nothing against the idea of playing in France but everyone needs to be satisfied. For now, it's not the case."

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