Transfer Rumours: Barca plot €50m for PSG defender Thiago Silva

Barcelona have reportedly ready to launch a shocking €50m offer for PSG centre-back Thiago Silva, according to reports from TuttoMercato.

It’s understood – Barca newly appointed manager Luis Enrique has made the Brazilian captain as their primary target this summer for a replacement for existing veteran Carles Puyol in order to bolster his defence squad for next season.

The Spanish club have been strongly linked with the 29-year-old centre-back for some time. However there is no doubt that the Ligue 1 Champions are not likely to sell him any time soon, as they have to prove themselves at Champions League.

The Persians signed Silva from AC Milan in July 2012 and since then he helps the club winning back to back domestic titles, first Ligue 1 title almost in two decades.