Manchester City Set to Spend £33m On Brazilian International: Roberto Mancini Wants to Sign Centre Back Thiago Silva

Eastlands boss wants to bring in solid AC Milan defender.

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Spanish newspaper Marca are reporting that Manchester City are set to continue their big spending ways with a €40 million bid for AC Milan defender Thiago Silva.

The Brazilian – who was part of Dunga’s World Cup squad – has been impressive with Milan since joining from Fluminense in 2008.

His form as allegedly attracted interest from Real Madrid as well as City, but Marca seem convinced he could be heading to the Manchester side because of their superior spending power (there’s a sentence you couldn’t have dreamt of a few years ago).

However, City have said already this summer they won’t pay over the odds for any player. But they could be forced to pay huge amounts of money if hey want their man, with the 25-year-old youngster having at least another 15 good years ahead of him at the Milan geriatric club. (BetFair Football)

Is there any limit to the spending power of Manchester City? Probably not. However Roberto Mancini may well be smart to try to shore up his back line and there is no doubting the quality of the AC Milan centre back, although clearly this valuation has shot up the moment the Eastlands side showed an interest.

Last term city conceded 45 Premier League goals which was more than any other side in the top seven so whilst the club have brought in some fine additions to boost their midfield and attack another centre back could well do them some good.

25 year old Silva only arrived at the San Siro last summer for a fee for times less than what they believe they can get from Man City, such is the manner in which the big spenders will be treated any time they go near a prospective purchase. That being said, the club’s owners can still easily cover the cost.

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