PSG defender Thiago Silva going nowhere

Thiago Silva has been linked with a move to Barcelona. Photo: PA

Brazil centre-back Thiago Silva will honour the remaining four years on his contract with Paris St Germain, according to his agent.

The 28-year-old, who arrived at the Parc des Princes last July from AC Milan on a five-year deal, has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer.

However, his representative Paulo Tonietto, speaking after a meeting with club president Nasser Al Khelaifi in Doha, told French newspaper Le Parisien: "He'll go to the end of his contract. He will still be there this season."

Barca full-back Adriano claimed last week that his compatriot and close friend was keen to join him at the Nou Camp, but said the Ligue 1 champions were standing in the way.

Barcelona-based newspaper Sport had reported that the Catalan club had agreed personal terms with the player, but this was swiftly denied by Thiago Silva via Tonietto.

Adriano told radio station RAC1 last week: "He told me that it would be a dream come true for him if he came to Barcelona. He has always wanted to wear the Barcelona shirt. I am his friend and I speak with him a lot. His signing would be very good news for Barcelona."

However, he acknowledged that the defender was a key part of the PSG team, adding: "I think it's a question of what both parties want. If it was just up to Thiago Silva, he'd already be here. But it's not just up to him. PSG have also shown a lot of faith in him and if Barcelona want him, they need to come to an agreement with the club."