Silva plans Milan stay

Brazilian defender has no desire to leave Serie A champions

Thiago Silva: Reported to be a target for a number of Europe's biggest clubs

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The agent of AC Milan defender Thiago Silva claims his client will only leave the Serie A giants if they decide to cash in on his services.

Various reports continue to suggest that the Brazil international features prominently on the wish lists of Europe's top clubs.

AC Milan have every right to feel that they fall into that category and, as a result, have no need to consider a sale.

Silva's agent is of the opinion that the Rossoneri will look to retain the centre-half's services until at least the end of his current contract, with neither side having expressed a desire to part ways.

"Thiago is happy with AC Milan, is a quiet person and is aware that he is playing for a great club," Paulo Fernando Tonietto told calciomercato.com.

Speculation

"He is the world's best defender and therefore it is easy to link his name to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester United.

"But no-one has called to discuss these options. It is just speculation.

"Could he end his career with Milan? He is 27 and has a four-year contract, so that could happen.

"If he does not stay, it will be because the club decided otherwise."