AC Milan Transfer Talk: Potential Purchases If Silva Sale Goes Through

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AC Milan Transfer Talk: Potential Purchases If Silva Sale Goes Through
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According to Sportmediaset, a deal has been finalized between AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain that will send 27-year-old center back Thiago Silva to Paris in the most expensive purchase of a defender in football history.

The deal is reportedly worth 50 million euros, shattering the previous record for a defender, set when Manchester United bought Rio Ferdinand from Leeds United for 37 million in 2002.

This leaves Milan with a problem though. They have only three center backs at the moment: Philippe Mexes, Daniele Bonera and Mario Yepes. Bonera and Yepes are both at the end of the rope and Mexes had a hard time fitting in last season.

With 50 million euros now available, Milan need to do some spending, which was promised to the club as well as forward Zlatan Ibrahimoivc, who has been linked with a move away.

Milan need to rebuild in the center of defense and find a trequartista if Allegri holds to the belief that Kevin-Prince Boateng will play with Antonio Nocerino in the midfield next season.

Unfortunately for Milan, Manuel Rui Costa and Paolo Maldini won't come riding in on white stallions to save the day so rebuilding it is. Who should Milan look to with this newly acquired money?

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