Thiago Silva has told Telefoot he used the recent international break to try and convince Brazil teammate Philippe Coutinho to team up with him and Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain.

Former Brazil captain Silva used his influence to help convince international teammate Neymar to leave Barcelona for PSG last summer for a world record €222 million.

Coutinho, who has scored three Premier League goals and laid on two more this season for Liverpool, was the subject of three rejected bids from Barcelona in the summer, with the Brazil international handing in a transfer request in an attempt to force a move to Spain.

But PSG captain Silva, who met up with Coutinho for friendlies with England and Japan this month, says he has been attemptting to persuade Coutinho that his future lies in the French capital.