AC Milan rejected a world record bid for
a defender when wealthy Paris Saint-Germain tried to sign Brazilian
Thiago Silva earlier this week, the Italian club's president
Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday.
"They made us a very interesting offer, around 46 million
euros," Berlusconi told the Sportitalia
"We had a look at the possibility and we looked at central
defenders that could replace Thiago Silva but we agreed they
would have been an inadequate replacement."
The world record fee for a defender remains the 33 million
pounds Manchester United paid Leeds United for
England centre half Rio Ferdinand in 2002.
PSG, who became one of the richest clubs in the world last
year when the Qatar Investment Authority bought a 70 percent
stake, have been seeking new talent after finishing second
behind surprise champions Montpellier in Ligue 1 last season.
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