Report: Mourinho wants to bring Brazilian veteran to Spurs

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According to a report in The Sun, Jose Mourinho is keen on bringing Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva to Tottenham this summer.

Silva’s contract with PSG runs out later this month and the club’s sporting director, Leonardo, has announced that the centre-back will not be signing an extension with the Ligue 1 giants (BBC).

The 35-year-old is widely recognised as one of PSG’s and Brazil’s all-time greatest defenders.

The Sun reveals that Tottenham have been alerted to the veteran defender’s availability, with Mourinho said to be a big fan of the former AC Milan star.

It is claimed that the Spurs boss wants to sign Silva to replace Jan Vertonghen this summer but it is suggested that the Brazilian international’s £350,000 a week wages could prove to be a stumbling block.

Arsenal and Everton are also said to be interested in snapping up the experienced centre-half.

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It is worth noting that despite turning 35, Silva was still a regular for PSG this season and is a still one of the first names in Brazilian manager Tite’s team sheet. So, it is not as if he is clearly past his sell-by date. However, it would not make much sense for us to refuse Jan Vertonghen a two-year deal only to turn around and offer a similar contract to a 35-year-old Silva.

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