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PSG Ups Silva Pay to Stave off Barca

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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