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|AC Milan Accept Psg's £47m Bid For Thiago Silva And Zlatan Ibrahimovic by amdy08: 1:14pm On Jul 12, 2012|
Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of pulling off a sensational €60 million (£47m) double swoop for AC Milan duo Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic,
Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has been planning to offload the pair for months in order to wipe out a significant chunk of the club's mounting debts, as well as remove two hefty salaries from the wage bill, with Ibrahimovic earning a reported €12m (£9.5m) a year, while Thiago Silva commands a yearly salary of €6m (£4.7m) plus bonuses at San Siro.
Galliani's plan was initially undermined by the Berlusconi family, with club owner Silvio Berlusconi blocking the proposed sale of Thiago Silva to PSG for €46m (£36m) at the last minute before subsequently handing the Brazilian a lucrative new contract.
However, Galliani has now been given the green light to cash in on Milan's two most valuable assets, meaning it will now be up to the players involved to decide if they want to move to the French capital.
Thiago Silva claimed over the weekend that he was "glad" that his proposed switch to the Parc des Princes collapsed, revealing that he never wanted to leave San Siro, but that the deal has now been resurrected should not be an issue for the Brazil international.
Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, has expressed an interest in relocating to the French capital and the Swede's representative, Mino Raiola, is also reportedly keen to secure the 30-year-old striker one last big pay day.
As for Milan, they accept that filling the void left by Thiago Silva could be close to impossible, but they are confident of finding an adequate replacement for Ibrahimovic.
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