AC Milan midfielder Thiago Silva has revealed he wants to stay at the club for the rest of his career.
The 27-year-old is enjoying his form with the Rossoneri and currently has a contract that runs until 2016.
But the Brazil international has stated he would like to rip up his present deal to sign a new extended deal with the club.
"This is one of the best periods of my career," he told the Ansa Press Agency.
"When my contract expires in 2016 I want to speak to Adriano Galliani [Milan vice-president] about renewing my contract for another five years.
"We will see what happens but I want to become the symbol of Milan. We won the scudetto and the Supercup last season and now we are top of the league. It's been a great 2011 for me."
Manchester City's wantaway striker Carlos Tevez has been linked with a January move to the San Siro and Thiago reckons he would be a welcome addition to their strikeforce.
He added: "With him our attack, which is already one of the strongest in Europe, would be even stronger.
"Tevez is a really great player, he has shown that in Brazil and Europe and would work well with the strikers we have here."