PSG defender Thiago Silva admits he turned down Barcelona last summer.

The Brazilian left AC Milan for PSG, despite a counter offer from Barca.

"I kept in touch with FC Barcelona last summer. It is a club where all players would like to play. I also dreamed of this as a child, but it was not met.

"When FC Barcelona made contact, I was negotiating with PSG. I had already given my word to Leonardo and Milan that I was going in the direction of Paris."