ROME (AFP) –
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani declared on Tuesday that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva have a “99.9 percent” chance of remaining at the club, despite interest in the pair from Paris Saint-Germain.
“Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva are staying at Milan 99.9 percent,” Galliani told reporters, although he did not deny that PSG had made offers for the pair over the weekend.
According to sources at PSG, the French club have made an offer of 34 million euros ($42.3m), rising to 40 million euros with bonuses, for Ibrahimovic.
The Swedish striker said on May 25 that he would remain at Milan for a third season, even though “the club’s financial situation” posed “problems”.
He admitted he had been reprimanded by the club for his comments, which were made at the Sweden national team’s training base, where Ibrahimovic and his international colleagues are preparing for Euro 2012.
“I’ll resume training with Milan in July,” he had said.
“But for the moment, there aren’t the means to buy five players, or what is needed. For now, we’ve signed two new players (Bakaye Traore and Riccardo Montolivo, both on free transfers). Maybe there’ll be a third.”