AC defender not moving
Manchester City will have to break the bank to land Thiago Silva from AC Milan after they blocked a £37m move to Paris Saint Germain.
The money soaked French club thought they had offered enough cash to the Italians to make them sell the Brazilian centre half, but the fact they have turned it down means they are serious in their bid to keep him which will be a blow to City. City boss Roberto Mancini made a personal enquiry for Silva during a visit to Milan last month but was told he was not for sale and he must now consider his next move, either forget the deal or make an offer that is too big to turn down, the first option is favourite. "We have not changed our mind," Milan president Berlusconi said to SportItalia. "We had no intention of selling the player but we had received an extraordinary offer from PSG. "We have always been clear and PSG should not feel let down. "We told them from the start that we would take a decision once we had looked at the offer and seen what is out there in the market in terms of finding a possible replacement. "They made us a very interesting offer, close to 46million euros. "We considered the possibility (to sell) and we looked at the central defenders that would replace Thiago Silva but we haven't found an adequate player. "The old heart of Silvio Berlusconi has allowed us to reject this offer."