Spanish giants have long been linked with City's Argentinean striker but now they're lining up star midfielder too
Real Madrid want Manchester City's star midfielder David Silva, according to reports in Spain.
Sports paper AS reckons the the former Valencia star is now Jose Mourinho's top transfer target for summer.
It has long been expected that Real would make a move for Silva's Etihad Stadium team-mate Sergio Aguero this summer, with Robin van Persie seen as a way to soothe City fans' disappointment if the striker did move on after just one season in which he won the title with his last-minute goal against QPR.
But AS says Mourinho may now be comfortable with keeping Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema as his attacking trio and instead is prioritising Silva to push Mesut Ozil in midfield.
The German has been only a qualified success since arriving from Werder Bremen in 2010 and Jose could finance the deal by selling Kaka to PSG.
AS claims contact has already been made with a representative of Silva's. Ironically, the player is heading to Madrid after a week's holiday in Argentina - but only to link up with his international team-mates ahead of Euro 2012.
Mourinho bypassed a chance to sign Silva when he joined Real two seasons ago, instead opting to strengthen his defence.
And Real missed their shot at Aguero last year when bitter cross-city rivals Atletico chose to sell him to City instead.
Silva faded after an incredible start to the season, with a long-term ankle problem blamed for him missing out on what in January looked a sure-fire Barclays Premier League player of the season award.
But he was in fine form as City won their final three games to seal the title and only a fortnight ago was discussing staying at Eastlands into his thirties.
The 26-year-old said: "I've got two years left on my contract and I've always said I'll be happy to stay here.
"But I'm not thinking of an extension to my contract at the moment."
Source : Goal.com