Thursday, 12th July, 2012
Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that AC Milan have accepted an offer from French side Paris Saint-Germain, believed to be around €65M, for duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva.
The future of both players at the Serie A giants has been in doubt this summer and Berlusconi has finally decided to let the pair leave the San Siro outfit.
Thiago Silva was the first to be linked with PSG when the Ligue 1 outfit launched an audacious bid of €46M for the Brazilian. However, the Rossoneri management rejected the bid and the player signed a contract extension at the club to show his commitment, extending until 2017.
Then, it was Ibrahimovic’s turn to be linked with PSG when Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani released a statement regarding the striker’s future at the club saying ‘anything is possible’.
And just yesterday, PSG took their cue and made a €65M offer for the duo of Silva and Ibrahimovic.
It can now be confirmed that after some deliberation, the Rossoneri president has accepted the bid.
"Yes, I have decided to sell Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva”, announced the AC Milan president. “We will save 150 million euros over two years”, he added.
Now, all that remains is for the players to agree personal terms with the French outfit.
Sources have indicated that Brazilian Silva has already agreed contract terms with Les Parisiens, while Ibrahimovic and his agent are in talks and should be able to come to an agreement in the coming days.
The sale of the Swedish striker and the Brazilian defender will weaken the Italian giants considerably and it remains to be seen how the Rossoneri management reinvest the money they receive from the wealthy French club.
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