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Thiago Silva signs new PSG deal

Thiago Silva has added a year to his Paris Saint-Germain contract following reports of a considerable pay-rise last month.

Thiago Silva has helped give PSG the best defensive record in Ligue 1 this season
Thiago Silva joined Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan in 2012.

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Silva, 28, was the subject of intense speculation early in the summer transfer window with Barcelona particularly keen on bringing the PSG and Brazil captain to the Camp Nou. The Catalan giants reportedly even offered him a €9 million annual salary, just half-a-million short of his current deal at PSG.

After rejecting Barça's overtures, the former AC Milan centre-back was reportedly given a €1.5 million pay rise by the Ligue 1 champions, and has now extended the five-year deal he signed upon his arrival in the French capital from Italy just over a year ago.

"We're very proud to have extended the contract of Thiago, an exceptional player on and off the pitch," PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said in a press release. "He symbolises the desire of Paris Saint-Germain to build one of Europe's most successful teams in the long-term."

Silva's signature comes after Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti, 20, added a year to his own deal, which now runs to 2018, earlier this week while also being given a significant wage increase.

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