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Silva enjoying time at PSG

Thiago Silva is flattered by fresh reports linking him with La Liga giants Barcelona, but insists he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain.

The PSG captain was high on Barca's wish-list last year without managing to pry him away from the Parc des Princes, but they could be back in for the Brazil international this summer as they look to replace departing captain Carles Puyol.

However, Thiago Silva is not looking to leave PSG, with whom he has a contract until 2018.

The 29-year-old former AC Milan defender told Spanish newspaper Marca: "I feel good, I feel valued by these things that come out in the press.

"I'm pleased, my work is being recognised, but I'm happy in Paris and I want to fulfil my contract."

A few years ago, the choice between playing for Barca or PSG would have been an easy one for any player looking to play with the best and compete for the top honours in the game.

Not any more though, with PSG well on course to win a second successive Ligue 1 title, while they have already booked their spot in the Coupe de la Ligue final and are almost certainly through to the Champions League quarter-finals.

PSG have never lifted the European Cup, but Thiago Silva believes they have a chance of changing that fact this season.

He said: "If we continue playing in this form, we have everything we need to win the Champions League."