Barca still after Silva - agent
Thiago Silva's goal against Barcelona for AC Milan has revived their interest in the defender, according to his agent.
Last Updated: 14/09/11 6:42pm
Thiago Silva's last-gasp equaliser against Barcelona for AC Milan has revived the European champions' interest in the defender, according to his agent.
The Brazilian nodded in a stoppage-time goal to seal a 2-2 draw in Tuesday night's UEFA Champions League Group H opener.
Silva, who recently extended his deal with the Rossoneri until 2016, was linked with a move to Barca over the summer and his display at Camp Nou has prompted that speculation to resurface.
His agent, Paulo Tonietto, told Calciomercato.it: "It's true, we had already talked about Barcelona in the past and it can only make us happy that the Blaugrana are tracking him.
"After all, they are currently the best team in the world.
"However, it's normal for the world's best to be interested in great players like Thiago Silva. He is happy at Milan and only recently extended his contract until June 2016."
Silva's goal against Barca allowed Milan to snatch a welcome point and Tonietto says the stopper was delighted to play such a crucial role.
"Milan were very lucky to score in stoppage time and it is certainly an important point," he added.
"I heard from Thiago and obviously he was very happy with the goal. After all, being able to time his runs to head the ball is one of his characteristics and he showed that last night."