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Easily the biggest transfer rumors of La Liga this summer have been those surrounding Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara and PSG defender Thiago Silva. Neither player has made a move yet, but something should eventually happen in the coming weeks.
In the case of Thiago Silva, recent remarks from Barcelona full-back Adriano as reported by Graeme Young of Goal.com suggest that the PSG man desires a move to the Camp Nou.
In that report, Adriano’s interview with RAC1 is quoted, and the Brazilian had a lot to say on Silva’s feelings toward Barcelona:
He told me if he could come to Barcelona would be a dream. He has always wanted to wear the Barca shirt, we are friends and I talk a lot with him. His arrival would be very good news if Barca signed him. If it were up to Thiago, he'd be here. But it doesn't just depend on him. PSG have also invested heavily in him and, if Barca wants him, they need to find an agreement with the club.
If what Adriano says is true, the floodgates may soon open, which will allow Thiago Silva to end all speculation and finally move to the Catalan club.
But there still exists the issue of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
Rumors of Thiago’s desire to leave Barcelona picked up heavily in June, when Metro's Jamie Sanderson reported that the Spanish U-21 star had requested to exit the Catalan club. The reports eventually led to heavy interest from Manchester United.
Links to Manchester United intensified so much that Spain coach Vicente del Bosque even came out to state that Thiago should stay at Barcelona according to a more recent report from Sanderson in Metro.
While it is unlikely that both players will move this summer, it could still happen and they would likely become the most talked-about transfers of the summer.