Paris Saint-Germain on Friday poured cold water on Barcelona’s chances of signing defender Thiago Silva
by giving the Brazil international a pay rise of nearly $2 million.
According to L'Equipe, Silva's salary is now close to $14.5 million per season.
Despite Barca’s very public courtship of the coveted central defender, PSG, Silva, and his agent have
all maintained that he intends to see out his contract at the Parc des Princes, which has four years remaining. In fact, earlier this week, Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi
warned Barca that he would trigger Lionel Messi
’s buy-out clause if the La Liga champion continues to try and woo Silva. According to ESPN, it would cost close to $330
million to bring Messi to Paris.
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