Valencia Star David Silva Could Earn £160,000-Per-Week At Manchester City - Report

David Silva will take home a cool £160,000 a week if he decides to swap Valencia for Manchester City this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The five-year deal will be worth a staggering £40 million to the 24-year-old Spain winger, who until recently was thought to favour a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

However, he has apparently become more interested in a move to Eastland after speaking with teammates on Spain's national side.

Although the player is obviously a Mancini target it is reported that City CEO Garry Cook has paved the way for a deal by holding direct talks with Valencia president Manuel Llorente.

City are yet to submit a formal bid for the player but a bid in the region of £30m is expected, as reported by

Valencia have been crippled by debt in recent years and dogged by ongoing rumours about the departure of star names such as Silva and striker David Villa, who ultimately left for Barcelona in May this year.

However, this won't stop Valencia cashing-in for Silva given the player's pedigree and demand. The paper says City are considering an opening bid of £25 million but Valencia are apparently keen to 'start the bidding' at £30 million in the knowledge that other top clubs such as Chelsea are also keen on Silva.

City are also reportedly prepared to bide their time over striking a deal for Silva and do not want to interrupt the player's key role in Spain's current World Cup campaign.

Nonetheless, securing his signature would be another big transfer coup for The Blues. The £28 million signing of Yaya Toure from Barcelona has already signalled their intent to spend big in the transfer market this summer in the hope of cracking the top four.

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