Newcastle United, Arsenal and Everton on high alert after Thiago Silva transfer decision

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Newcastle United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Thiago Silva with the news that the defender will be available this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain's sport director, Leonardo, confirmed the news that the 35-year-old would be released by the French side alongside experienced striker Edinson Cavani.

That means that a number of clubs will now be pulling together proposals to try and attract the Brazilian veteran.

Reports from 90min have claimed that the likes of Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Wolves will be competing with Newcastle United for his signature, while a host of clubs around the world will also be keen on a move.

Despite his advancing years, Silva still has plenty to offer at the highest level and a move to the Premier League could certainly be appealing for a player regarded as one of the best defenders in world football over the past decade.

However, whether those clubs could match his undoubtedly high salary expectations remains to be seen.

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This would be some signing if Newcastle United could pull it off.

Thiago Silva is one of the most decorated defenders of this generation and is a player who many youngsters around the world look up to.

Okay, he's 35 and his best years are behind him but the Brazilian certainly has a lot to offer.

There's no doubt that he would be a wonderful addition for any club in the Premier League - particularly one like Newcastle United who have aspirations of establishing themselves among the Premier League's elite.

Whether they will be able to afford a player such as Thiago Silva remains to be seen, but it would be quite something if they could pull it off.

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