Barcelona contact denied by Brazil international's agent

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The agent of Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has strongly rejected claims he's been in touch with Barcelona over a possible move this summer, reports Sky Sports.

The 28-year-old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation all summer, with suggestions the former AC Milan stopper could follow Carlo Ancelotti out of Parc des Princes to La Liga.

But, unlike Ancelotti - who was announced as Jose Mourinho's managerial replacement at Real Madrid - the Brazil international has been linked with Spanish rivals Barca, with rumours of a switch to Camp Nou gathering pace.

Silva's representative Paulo Tonietto was believed to have met and held discussions with Barcelona director Raul Sanllehi, but he is categorically denied such rumours.

"It is not true," Tonietto told RAC 1 radio station. "I do not know if Raul is short, tall, fair, blond, brown-haired... I just do not know him. I do not know who Raul is, so it is just not true."

Tonietto was also quick to point out that should Barcelona's interest in his client be legitimate, then they would have to contact PSG directly to discuss whether or not a deal would be feasible.

"If Barcelona were interested then they would have to speak to PSG, not to me," he added. "It is very difficult to see it happening though because he has a contract with Paris and they do not want to sell.

"Nobody has talked to PSG and nobody is negotiating with them or with us."



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