Thiago Silva says he will speak to Paulinho over a possible switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
Ligue 1 leaders PSG reportedly find themselves in a transfer tug-of-war with Inter for the services of Paulinho's, who currently plies his trade with Corinthians.
Former AC Milan defender Silva, though, was full of praise for his Brazilian compatriot and went on to say the midfielder would be most welcome at the Parc des Princes.
"Paulinho provides pace, strength and quality goals in the middle of the park. He should be our number one target. He would fit perfectly into our team," Thiago Silva told Gazzetta dello Sport.
The centre-back swapped Italy for the French capital over the summer, and he will now be attempting to convince Paulinho that Milan is not the city for him.
"The problem is that there is a lot of competition for his signature as Inter have shown a strong interest in him.
"I will try to convince him to come to PSG though," Thiago Silva concluded.