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Real interest in Silva headlines rumour mill

11 July 2012 22:17

Manchester City playmaker David Silva is reportedly a target for Jose Mourinho's La Liga title holders Real Madrid.

Real coach Mourinho has said 26-year-old Spain international Silva is the man to bring a record 10th European crown to Madrid.

But even 35 million pounds is unlikely to be enough to tempt City manager Roberto Mancini to sell one of his prized assets.

Mourinho will reportedly make room by offloading Kaka back to AC Milan for 25 million pounds - a 30-million loss on the one-time world's most expensive player.

If he returned to Serie A, the Brazilian could line-up alongside Liverpool striker Andy Carroll, but several clubs other than Milan are interested in the England striker.

West Ham United want the centre forward to help them on their return to the top flight, where he would team up with former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce.

Meanwhile, Lucas Moura might insist he is calm over his future - but the attentions of Inter Milan and Manchester United must excite the 19-year old.

The Italian side have already held talks with the player's father - but Sao Paulo have branded their 25 million-pound offer as 'ridiculous'.

United want to tie up the Brazilian before the 2012 Olympics, with a delegation reportedly visiting Moura in Brazil this week.

Meanwhile the Robin Van Persie saga continues, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger demanding a quick resolution.

Despite saying he will not sign a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, sources suggest Van Persie will sit down with Frenchman Wenger to discuss his future, and he could possibly even stay.

If not, Wenger will want a quick sale to avoid a repeat of the last off season, where the late sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri derailed the start to the 2011/12 campaign.

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