Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell admits the Spanish champions want to sign Thiago Silva - but only if Paris St Germain agree to discuss the defender's future. Brazil international Silva, 28, helped PSG to the Ligue 1 title after signing from AC Milan on a five-year contract last summer but Barca are determined to strengthen their squad with a world-class centre-back ahead of a title defence. Rosell is sure coach Tito Vilanova rates the player highly and would fully support a bid but is concerned PSG's cash-rich owners, the Qatar Investment Authority, would have no reason to listen to offers. Speaking to Catalan television channel 8tv on Monday night, Rosell was quoted on Marca.com as saying: "Thiago Silva is a player we want - the board as much as the coach. When it comes to him, the price is not an issue. "We are negotiating with people for whom money is not a factor. And if they're not willing to sit down and talk, we can't do anything. "It's a matter of the player convincin...
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