Thiago Silva has played down talk of a return to AC Milan, insisting he is committed to seeing out his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and trying to win the UEFA Champions League.
Silva believes PSG have a chance to win the competition this year after demolishing Bayer Leverkusen 6-1 on aggregate to reach the quarter-finals.
PSG reached the last eight 12 months ago before being knocked out by Barcelona on away goals, but Silva feels they have improved and can now challenge for glory.
Even if they do not come out on top this time around, Laurent Blanc’s men are expected to remain a major force over the next few seasons and Silva dreams of lifting the trophy before his deal expires in 2018.
"The game against Leverkusen was tough but we managed to keep the match under control," Silva said in L’Equipe after a 2-1 victory in midweek sealed a 6-1 aggregate success against Leverkusen.
"We are showing that we have a place among Europe’s top teams.
"We have great players, which allows us to make the difference, but all the clubs that will be in the quarter-finals will be great teams, stronger than Leverkusen."