Clearly agitated by Barca's pursuit of his star Brazilian defender, Al-Khelaifi hit back yesterday on Radio Monte Carlo:
"Thiago Silva will be with us for the Champions Trophy next August 3 against Bordeaux. Thiago wants to play for this trophy.
"He has a four-year contract with us.
"Thiago will not go to Barça, but you should know that we are following players from FC Barcelona."