Silva: I never thought of leaving Milan
Thiago Silva has claimed that he never contemplated leaving AC Milan this summer.
The Italian giants turned down a €46m offer for the Brazil defender from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain last month.
Silva then signed a new and improved contract with Milan which will keep him at the San Siro until June 2017.
"I never thought of leaving Milan," Silva told Milan's official website. "But in football it is normal that you get offers from other clubs.
"I am very close to [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Antonio] Cassano, Robinho, [Alexandre] Pato and [Mario] Yepes and they advised me to remain at Milan. I believe in Milan's strength for the new season.
"I want to end this season in the best possible way at the Olympics in London and then return immediately for another season at Milan."
The 27-year-old has been at Milan since 2009 and helped I Rossoneri win the Serie A title in 2011.