Stamford Bridge side closes in on Spanish international.
Chelsea are poised to hijack Manchester City’s move for Valencia winger David Silva.
City were confident they had a £28million deal in place to bring the Spain international to Eastlands later this summer but the player is said to prefer a move to the Premier League champions.
The 24-year-old, who had also been courted by Real Madrid, was expected to finalise terms on a four year contract worth around £160,000 a week.
City delegates flew to Spain to try and iron out a deal when they were made aware of Chelsea’s eleventh hour plans.
But the 24-year-old’s agent Julio Llorente has made it clear that any move to City is purely hypothetical at the moment.
Llorente said: `We won’t know where he is going this week because we’re weighing up offers from three clubs and one of them is Chelsea. If Silva doesn’t want to go (to City), the transfer isn’t possible.’ (Daily Mail)
So there you have it, even though some sources had already claimed that the Valencia winger had agreed a move to Eastlands not apparently the 24 year old is in fact going to opt for Chelsea, I just don’t know who to believe? I am guessing that the Spaniards agent is desperate to see some sort of deal done and a Mestalla exit does seem on the cards.
With David Villa gone the La Liga side who are experiencing severe financial hardship could well end up losing all their prized assets, as well as Silva, Juan Mata and Joaquin are also heavily linked with moves away from the club.
The talented attacker, currently on World Cup duty, would be a damn good signing for the Stamford Bridge side, not least because he has a great deal of ability to offer the Premier League side he is also adaptable and helpfully helps reverse the ageing nature of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.
One concern could be that the pint sized wide man is a little slight of build for the physical Premier League but I am sure that is something he can learn to deal with.