AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has claimed the club are selling striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Thiago Silva to Paris St Germain.
The pair are reported to have joined the ambitious Ligue 1 outfit for a combined €65 million (£51.4m).
“Yes, I sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG,” Berlusconi is quoted as saying on Gazzetta dello Sport’s website. “We will save 150 million euros in two years.”
Ibrahimovic, who was Serie A’s top scorer last season, netting 28 goals as Milan finished runners-up to Juventus, was tied to the Rossoneri for another three seasons.
The 30 year-old spent two seasons at Milan, the first on loan from Barcelona before signing on a permanent deal the following summer.
PSG sporting director Leonardo revealed earlier today he was due to meet the striker’s agent.
Cash rich PSG are at it again and this time its huge. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva look all set to exit Serie A and enter the world of Ligue 1, according to AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi. The transfer fee for both the players surmount to £51.4m.
So, it seems that Silvio Berlusconi is more concerned about saving the wages rather than the quality of the two players. Bu the plan might backfire, as both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva were immense for Milan last season. Zlatan was the top goal scorer whereas Thiago Silva was adjudged defender of the year.
Missing out on the services of these two players might cost Milan the Champions League spot and then, perhaps Berlusconi won’t be saving that much.