Thiago Silva sale to PSG splits AC Milan AND Berlusconi family down middle
AC Milan's planned sale of Thiago Silva to PSG has not only split the club, but also the Berlusconi family. Milan striker Antonio Cassano expressed concern over the news of Thiago Silva's sale yesterday and hinted he could reconsider his own future if the deal happened.
Now, Corriere dello Sport says Milan president Silvio Berlusconi is going against the wishes of daughter Barbara, also a club director, by giving the green light to the Brazilian's sale.
Berlusconi Snr needs the €46 million PSG are offering to balance the Milan books and also to have the club appear more attractive to foreign investors.
It's claimed Milan's accounts are so bad that Berlusconi cannot afford to turn away PSG's cash.