Arsenal 'In Talks' With Thiago Silva Over Free Transfer, With David Luiz Playing Big Part In Potential Deal
It is being reported that Arsenal are keen on bringing experienced Brazilian defender Thiago Silva to the club this summer, with former teammate David Luiz expected to play a key part in a potential deal.
Silva, who will turn 36 in September, will leave Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the 2019/20 season after a successful eight year spell at the club.
It is believed that international teammate David Luiz is serving as an 'intermediary' between the club and Silva, as other Premier League clubs, including Everton, hover around his signature.
Of course, David Luiz penned a new one-year deal at the Emirates last week, much to the bemusement of many Arsenal fans.
But the potential transfer of Thiago Silva, who has made 89 appearances for his country, will almost certainly be met with positive feedback.
Arsenal's conversations with Thiago Silva were facilitated by David Luiz. He would have served as an intermediary & would push for the arrival of his Brazilian compatriot to London. Silva is 'tempted' by a move to the Premier League. [@AlexisBernard10 - @le10sport exclusive] #afc pic.twitter.com/ufEgbH6T7S- afcstuff (@afcstuff) June 30, 2020
As mentioned earlier, another Premier League club who are interested in signing Silva are Everton, who are managed by Silva's former boss Carlo Ancelotti.
It was reported earlier this month that Everton had reportedly opened talks with the defender over a potential free transfer.
And according to transfer expert Nicolo Schira, Ancelotti will be a decisive factor, although Arsenal's latest move could thwart a deal.
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