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Mon Apr 21 09:07:05 SAST 2014

Silva signs one-year extension at Milan

Reuters | 03 July, 2012 08:220 Comments
AC Milan v AS Roma  - Serie A
Thiago Silva of Milan in action during the Serie A match between AC Milan and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 24, 2012 in Milan, Italy
Image by: Dino Panato / Getty Images

AC Milan central defender Thiago Silva has signed a one-year contract extension which will keep him at the San Siro until 2017, the club said on Monday.

“AC Milan communicate that we have extended the defender Thiago Silva’s contract to 30,06,2017,” the club said on their official website (www.acmilan.com).

Brazilian Silva, 27, was the subject of an audacious 46 million euros ($58,07 million) bid from Paris Saint-Germain in June.

However, Milan president Silvio Berlusconi turned down the offer, which would have been a world record transfer fee for a defender, saying that there were no adequate replacements for the Brazilian.

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