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19 November 2017, 16:12
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva admits he is in regular contact with Philippe Coutinho and says he hopes his compatriot will “work with us”.
Liverpool rejected three sizeable offers from Barcelona for the attacker during the summer transfer window and the Brazilian, who scored in his side's 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday, has recently said he is happy at Anfield despite continued speculation over his future.
Recent reports have suggested that PSG, who currently boast five of Coutinho's international team-mates in Dani Alves, Neymar, Lucas Moura, Marquinhos and Silva, are also interested in signing the 25-year-old, and central defender Silva is keen to see that happen.
"I talk a lot with Coutinho. I hope that at the end of the season or even before, it could be a nice surprise for us," Silva is quoted as saying by Telefoot.
"I hope he will think well and that next year he will work with us."
Silva has admitted in the past that he did his best to persuade Neymar to move to Paris and says he has also been keen to give Coutinho advice.
"As with Neymar, I give him a lot of advice," he added. "But I think the most important thing for him is to make the best decision."