City playmaker Silva snubs Real interest

Spaniard commits himself to the Premier League champions

David Silva has ruled out a return to Spain and remain at Manchester City despite interest from Real Madrid, according to the Mirror.

Real president Florentino Perez has targeted the Spain star after coach Jose Mourinho identified him as a potential transfer target, it said.

But the diminutive playmaker has insisted that he wants to stay with the new Premier League champions to give Roberto Mancini a boost.

Silva's agent, Julio Llorente, said: "David has signed a long deal with Manchester City and is very happy at the club.

"Football is always unpredictable but he wants to stay in England.

"Real Madrid is a big club as well and they were interested when he was at Valencia (the club he left to join City) but the deal was not possible.

"We are ignoring the plans of Real Madrid because he is very integrated at City and winning the Premier League has only increased his commitment to the club."

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