SILVA COMMITTED TO CITY
David Silva is keen to extend his stay at Manchester City.
The Spain international, who is currently on Euro 2012 duty, has two years to run on his contract at the Etihad Stadium but has been recently linked with a return to his homeland.
Silva is believed to be on the radar of Real Madrid, but reports have suggested that City are ready to offer the 25-year-old midfielder a new five-year deal worth a staggering £52million when he returns from the European Championships.
His representative, Julio Llorente, insists the former Valencia star is happy to stay at Eastlands after he helped Roberto Mancini’s side to the league title last season.
“David has a long contract with Man City,” Llorente said. “I don’t know what will happen in the future but he wants to stay.”
CARDIFF WEIGH UP BELLAMY MOVE
Craig Bellamy could return to hometown club Cardiff City as the Bluebirds consider a bid for the Liverpool and Wales striker.
The Championship club are working out a deal to re-sign the 32-year-old who captained Cardiff during a season-long loan spell.
Bellamy signed for Liverpool on a two-year deal from Manchester City in 2011, but he is believed to be considering a return to south Wales.
Cardiff hope to discuss a proposed deal with Liverpool before any talks take place with Bellamy.
The Welsh club’s Malaysian owners recently announced a £100million investment at Cardiff, who have suffered three successive play-off disappointments, as they bid for Premier League promotion.
MAGPIES CLOSE TO DEBUCHY DEAL
Newcastle United are close to landing Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy.
Despite interest from a host of top European clubs, Magpies boss Alan Pardew is hoping to take advantage of Debuchy’s friendship with France team-mate Yohan Cabaye.
The defender will only quit the French outfit for Tyneside after getting rave reviews of the Magpies from Cabaye at Euro 2012.
And that has put Pardew in pole position to snap up Debuchy – if he agrees to meet Lille’s £7million asking price.
JUVE AIM TO TEMPT SUAREZ
Juventus are lining up a bid for Luis Suarez, with a £14.5million offer plus Milos Krasic for the Liverpool player.
New boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to reject any offers for one of the club’s best players, but after a difficult season off the pitch with a lengthy ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra, the Uruguayan could look to leave Merseyside.
Serbian attacker Krasic has been linked with a move to Anfield for the best part of a year and while the 27-year-old may well be a player Rodgers considers as a potential target he is sure to turn down any part exchange offer for Suarez.
ON THE CONTINENT
Atletico Madrid have ruled out the possibility of Radamel Falcao leaving the Vicente Calderon in the transfer window.
Spanish international striker Roberto Soldado has extended his contract with Valencia.
Italian Alberto Zaccheroni has agreed a two-year contract extension with the Japan national side which will take him through to the 2014 World Cup.
Former Leeds United and Liverpool forward Harry Kewell is expected to return to English football. The 33-year-old’s family will head back from Australia with the mother of Kewell’s wife, Sheree Murphy, reported to be gravely ill.
Bordeaux’s Jean-Louis Triaud has stated it is unlikely that Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh will make a return to the French Ligue 1 outfit.
Former Aston Villa and Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier has joined the management team at Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg,
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