Summer Transfer Window Gossip: Thiago Silva, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterJuly 10, 2013

Summer Transfer Window Gossip: Thiago Silva, Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani

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    Brazil captain Thiago Silva might be on the move again this summer, only a year after joining Paris Saint-Germain from AC Milan.

    This time, Barcelona are reportedly interested, and the move could be closer than you think. That story leads this Wednesday edition of the B/R Summer Transfer Window Gossip roundup, which also includes updates on Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and more.

    Keep reading for all the details.

Thiago Silva to Barcelona?

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    Barcelona have reached a "tentative" contract agreement with Paris Saint-Germain's Brazil international defender Thiago Silva, according to Spanish newspaper Sport (h/t Football España).

    Silva, 28, joined PSG from AC Milan last summer in a deal worth €42 million. He made 22 league appearances for the French champions last season.

    According to the Football España report, Silva would sign a five-year deal and earn a salary similar to that of Xavi and Andres Iniesta.

    Silva captained Brazil to the FIFA Confederations Cup title last month. 

Luis Suarez Latest

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    Arsenal are prepared to pay up to €40.7 million (£35 million) to sign Liverpool's Uruguay international striker Luis Suarez, according to Goal.com's Wayne Veysey. Liverpool last week declined Arsenal's £30 million offer for Suarez, per The Telegraph.

    Speaking to Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 (h/t Sky Sports), Suarez said: "It's good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal. Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh."

    Suarez, 26, scored 23 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season. He is currently serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

    Suarez has been linked with a transfer away from Liverpool, having said he has been driven away by the British media, per The Guardian

Edinson Cavani Latest

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    Napoli's Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani is expected to sign for Paris Saint-Germain "in a matter of hours," according to Express.

    Cavani, 26, led Serie A with 29 goals in 34 appearances last season. Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City have also shown interest, per Sky Sports.

    Napoli have demanded €63 million for Cavani, per The Independent, and are reportedly unwilling to accept any less. 

Arturo Vidal Denies Contract Renewal with Juventus

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    Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t ESPN), Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has denied he has signed a contract extension with the club.

    Vidal, a 26-year-old Chile international, joined Juventus from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011. He scored 10 goals in 31 Serie A appearances last season.

    According to Sky Sports, Vidal has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

    “There has been no renewal but I do have a contract at the club so let’s see what happens,” Vidal said. 

Christian Benteke Latest

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    Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke favors a move to Tottenham Hotspur over Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

    Benteke, 22, scored 19 Premier League goals last season with Villa in his first campaign after signing from Genk in a £7 million deal last summer. The Belgium international submitted a transfer request this week, per BBC Sport.

    According to the Mail's report, Villa value Benteke at £25 million. 

Quick Kicks

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    Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala are interested in Manchester United winger Nani (pictured), per the Daily Mirror.

    Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons has told RMC (h/t ESPN) that he will remain with the Ligue 1 club next season. Arsenal and Napoli were thought to be interested.

    Former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini, who is out of contract at AC Milan, is considering a return to the Premier League, according to The Sun.

    Inter Milan have completed the signing of Argentine striker Mauro Icardi from Sampdoria, per Sky Sports