Thiago Silva rules out PSG exit

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Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has rubbished suggestions he is set to sign for Barcelona this summer, and has reiterated his commitment to the Ligue 1 club, reports

The 28-year-old Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move away from Parc des Princes during the current transfer window, with suggestions he could be on his way to Camp Nou.

Silva has admitted in the past that he supported Barcelona as a young boy, but said that he has not been unsettled by rumours regarding his future, intimating his intention to honour his contract in France.

"There's always this kind of speculation during the transfer period," he told L'Equipe. "I felt flattered because it means that my work with PSG is appreciated, but these things are normal. 

"I am happy with PSG and the club is happy with me. There was no reason to jump ship."

New PSG boss Laurent Blanc has plenty of options at centre-back, if Silva did decide to pursue a career away from France, particularly after the €35million capture of highly-rated Marquinhos from Roma.

But, with a long-term contract which runs until 2017, the former AC Milan stopper looks set to continue plying his trade in Ligue 1 for the foreseeable future.

"I appreciate president Nasser Al-Khelaifi as a friend, and I want to honour him," Silva added. "In fact, I am buying more and more into the project PSG are working on at the moment."


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