Brazil international Thiago Silva admits Barca are interested but says negotiations are not on-going.
PSG centre-half Thiago Silva says Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova invited him to join Barcelona after last season’s Champions League quarter-final.
Vilanova has reportedly made the Brazil international one his top summer targets but Silva, 28, has revealed the Barca head-coach spoke him about moving to the Nou Camp as early as April.
“Tito is an excellent coach and a guy I admire,” the 28-year-old is quoted as saying by The Sun.
“At the Champions League game between PSG and Barca we had a brief chat and he invited me to go and play for them.”
Barca and PSG drew both legs of their Champions League quarter-final in early April, with the La Liga giants progressing on away goals after a 2-2 draw in the French capital.
The news that Vilanova approached Silva is sure to anger PSG, who paid around £30m to sign the defender from AC Milan last summer.
Silva, fresh from Confederations Cup success with Brazil, has insisted he is happy at the Parc des Princes and says the situation is entirely different to his departure from the San Siro.
“There are no negotiations taking place. I am relaxed about things and just want to enjoy my holidays.
“In football you never know what will happen but I’m happy at PSG and speak to the president daily, so it would be very hard to leave there.
“It’s difficult, unlike last year when Milan wanted to sell me. Now PSG don’t want to sell me and it’s a very different situation.
“However, I hope everything is resolved as soon as possible to put an end to all the uncertainty.”