Etihad Stadium playmaker wanted for Spanish return.
Manchester City midfielder David Silva is at the top of Real Madrid’s summer shopping list, according to the Sunday People.
Following a disastrous season this year, which has seen Real Madrid sit third in the La Liga table behind big rivals Barcelona and city rivals Atletico Madrid, some major additions are planned in the summer.
And Spanish international Silva has moved to the top of Real Madrid’s wanted list along with Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale.
The 27-year-old Silva, a World Cup and double European Championship winner with Spain, has been an integral part of the Manchester City success story in recent seasons since moving to the Etihad Stadium from Valencia in 2010.
Manchester City are preparing a summer clear-out with up to nine players potentially leaving the club and they will be reluctant to lose Silva, who is arguably the most creative member of Roberto Mancini’s squad.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are also hoping to beat City and Chelsea to the signature of Uruguayan international forward Cavani, who could cost as much as £55million which is the release clause in his Napoli contract.