The deal would be worth â‚¬42m plus another â‚¬5m in bonuses, added to a contract worth â‚¬12m per season.
â€śI donâ€™t think about money, as that is not an issue for me,â€ť Thiago Silva told magazine Chi.
â€śMy strength is my family and above all God. I am a devoted Christian and also have a tattoo on my arm confirming I am a son of the Lord.
â€śIn our Brazilian team we have in my view one of the top three strikers in the world, Alexandre Pato. I only hope he rediscovers his fitness.
â€śI send a sincere wish of good luck to the Italy side and my part-Italian, part-Brazilian, part-crazy friend Antonino Cassaninho. Heâ€™s a phenomenon.â€ť