Thiago wants to stay at Milan

Brazil midfielder would welcome Carlos Tevez to the San Siro

Thiago Silva: AC Milan midfielder wants to see out his career at the club

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.

Five years

"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."

Tevez

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."