Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva has signed
a five-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving AC Milan,
the Ligue 1 club said on Saturday.
The 27-year-old, regarded as one of the best defenders in
the world, joined Milan from Fluminense in 2008.
"The Brazilian international Thiago Silva is joining Paris
Saint-Germain for five years," PSG said in a statement on their
The club did not give any financial details of the deal but
local media estimated the transfer fee at 40 to 45 million euros.
Thiago Silva is PSG's second signing of the close season
after the club from the French capital signed Argentina forward
Ezequiel Lavezzi from Napoli earlier this month.
Qatar-backed PSG have also been widely reported by local
media to be in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent to buy the
Sweden forward from Milan.
Last season, they strengthened their squad by signing
Argentina playmaker Javier Pastore, Brazil defender Alex and
Italy's Brazilian-born central midfielder Thiago Motta.
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