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PSG Confirm Silva's Extension

PSG have confirmed that their skipper, Thiago Silva, has signed a contract extension.

Spanish champions Barcelona made a concerted effort to lure the Brazil captain away from their French counterparts during the first half of the transfer window, only to be given short shrift.

Thiago had intimated that he would be keen to move to the Camp Nou, but when it became clear that his employers were determined to keep him, he did the grownup thing and acquiesced.

After all, he already had a well-paid contract with PSG, who had made him the world’s most expensive defender when signing him from AC Milan the previous season.

The 28-year-old has now inked a lucrative new deal with PSG, which will see him remain at the Parc des Princes until 2018, and drastically reduces the chance that he will ever realise his “dream” move to Barcelona.

"We are very proud to extend the contract of Thiago Silva, an outstanding player on and off the pitch,” PSG president Nasser al Khelaifi said in a statement.

“He's the symbol of Paris St Germain's will to build one of the best European teams on the long term."

While PSG continue to build a squad they believe will make them a continental force, Barcelona remain an attack-heavy team, in need of new central defender.

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