Milan reject huge Silva bid
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi says the club have rejected a €46million offer from PSG for defender Thiago Silva.
Vice-president Adriano Galliani has been in Paris this week to hold talks with the club regarding a sale of the Brazilian to the Ligue 1 runners-up and yesterday vowed to resist any future offers from the French outfit. Now Berlusconi says an "extraordinary" €46m bid by the Qatari-owned club has been turned away and says a lack of players able to replace Silva was a defining reason for the decision. "We have not changed our mind," he told 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 €46m. 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."