Rome – AC Milan are selling Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian midfielder Thiago Silva to ambitious French club Paris St Germain, Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi was quoted as saying late Thursday.
Italian news reports said that the deal was worth around €65 million euros but that final details needed to be settled.
“I have sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG,” Berlusconi was quoted as saying by La Gazzetta dello Sport's website.
Milan have also sold the likes of Gennaro Gattuso, Filippo Inzaghi, Gianluca Zambrotta and Mark van Bommel over the past weeks. They failed to defend their Serie A title in the past season, coming second behind Juventus Turin.
PSG are spending big under their new Qatari ownership in an effort to win a first French league title since 1994 and to do well in Europe as well. They are coached by former Milan and Chelsea helmsman Carlo Ancelotti. – Sapa-dpa