Arsenal in pole position to sign PSG captain

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Thiago Silva is prepared to take a pay cut in order to fulfil his dream of playing in the PL. Brazil international will leave PSG this summer after the Ligue 1 champions recently confirmed that the centre-back won’t be offered a new contract.

Silva is willing to accept much lower than his current £325,000-a-week wages in order to seal a move to an English top-flight club. It’s added that Thiago would be ‘likely’ to negotiate an ‘incentivised’ contract if any PL clubs were to make a swoop for his services.

Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham are also eyeing the defender, as well as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton. Arsenal boss has eyed Silva as a potential replacement for his former teammate David Luiz, who is set to leave the London giants when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

Silva touched on his preference to stay in Europe in an interview: “Everyone knows the affection I have for Fluminense (Silva’s boyhood club). But I still have goals to reach in Europe.”

Of course, the entire ‘reduced wages’ notion is all relative, with Silva coming off the back of such a lucrative deal a deal worth even £100,000-a-week would be seen as a massive cut in the Brazilin centre-back’s eyes.