Speculation mounts that David Silva transfer could be confirmed shortly
Whilst some reports claim City have agreed a fee with Valencia and need to convince David Silva, others have said City have yet to agree a fee but are in discussions with the player. The latest on Twitter and in the Spanish press says a deal could be annonced shortly.
the spanish sportspaper as.com claim the silva deal to be made official later tonight http://bit.ly/9slbss seems clubs are close #mcfc
Valencia appear happy with City’s offer of 30-35 million euros and gave City permission to talk to the player. Not that this meant a great deal when his agent says he already has offers from three clubs!
This sounded like an agent trying to bump up the contract – similar to what we’ve seen with Yaya Toure.Â Talk of Chelsea “hijacking” the deal could well be the media exaggerating the agents comments.Â Remember it’s in the journalsist’s interest to link in another big club to extend the readership of their article.
Whether City are really offering Silva the reported 160k per week is questionable, but it’s reasonable to assume we’re offering a bigger deal than Chelsea who are looking to manage their wage bill – as Joe Cole found out.
If Chelsea are planning on a bid for Torres, it’s difficult to see them making any other galactico size signings.
While speaking to the player’s agent shouldn’t have been a problem, it’s unlikely that serious negotiations with the player can take place during Spain’s continued presence in the World Cup.
It’s worth bearing in mind that only a couple of days ago Silva was quoted praising Chelsea.
“Chelsea probably have, along with Barcelona, the best squad in football and if any player joins Chelsea he knows he is going to win things.
“In players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba they have players who would get into any team in the world.
“And it would be a pleasure to play with them.”
Maybe his agent had a word, and this was to get City to up their offer. Who knows, but at the moment it’s looking like this quality player could be lining up alongside other top talent like Tevez and Yaya Toure!