Thiago Silva is at the centre of a tug-of-war between Inter and AC Milan. Inter have agreed terms with the defender's representatives ahead of the January market, but the Brazilian wants to join friends Ronaldinho and Emerson at Milan.

Thiago Silva comes off contract at Fluminense at the end of the year and while he'd like to join Milan, the stumbling block is that they do not have room for another non-EU player.

Also in Inter's favour is that Thiago Silva's agent, Jorge Mendes, also handles coach Jose Mourinho's affairs.