PSG threaten to trigger Messi’s £215m release clause if Barca pursue Thiago Silva

This is what happens when you piss off a bazillionaire.

Throughout the summer Barcelona have been linked to PSG’s Brazilian centre-half Thiago Silva despite the fact that the Parisians are refusing to sell the defender to the Catalans.

Looking to get to the bottom of the issue, French website ActuSports have now prised a brilliant quote from PSG’s mega wealthy owner Sheikh Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has threatened to trigger Lionel Messi’s £215m release clause should Barcelona continue to try and sign Thiago Silva. 

Al-Khelaifi: If Barcelona touch Thiago Silva’s buy-out clause, I will do the same with Messi.

For the record, Thiago Silva signed a five-year deal at Parc des Princes only 12 months ago following his €42 million switch from AC Milan in the summer of 2012.

Highlights of Thiago Silva during 2012-13 can be seen below.