AC Milan has finally ended Paris St Germain's hopes of signing defender Thiago Silva by persuading the Brazilian to sign a new deal at the San Siro.
PSG saw several bids for the commanding centre-half rebuffed last month and Milan has now convinced him his future lies with the Rossoneri.
Silva has signed a five-year deal which ties him to the club until
The South American told the club's official website, www.acmilan.com: "I want to make history in
His decision to stay is a major coup for the club as it look to reclaim the Serie A crown it lost to Juventus last season.
A Milan statement added: "An important decision (has been) taken in difficult times and faced with a unique economic proposal.
"And so his stay with the Rossoneri, decided by president Berlusconi, preserves the Milan identity."
Silva, 27, joined Milan from Fluminense in the northern summer of 2009 and has since developed into one
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