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Premier League rivals enter race for £28m midfielder


By Football Talk.

Chelsea are trying to hijack Manchester City’s move for Valencia winger David Silva, according to the players agent. City have been given permission to speak with the 24-year-old after agreeing a fee believed to be in the region of £28m with Valencia. But Chelsea are one of three clubs who have also submitted offers for the Spanish international, as they look to scupper City’s move for the highly rated winger.

Silva’s agent, Julio Llorente, has named Chelsea as one of the interested parties and hinted that if his client didn’t want to go to City then a move to Stamford Bridge could be on the cards.

“We’re weighing up offers from three clubs and one is Chelsea,” Llorente told the Daily Mail.

“If Silva doesn’t want to go to City, the transfer isn’t possible.”

These latest developments may alert fellow premiership big-boys Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool as all three have been linked with a move for Silva in the past. The Gunners have him down as a potential replacement should Cesc Fabregas leave for Barcelona, but any move for Silva is unlikely until their captains future is sorted out. Manchester United and Liverpool both remain keen but may be put off by his £28m price tag, and won’t want to enter a bidding war with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.

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