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Real Madrid smashed the world transfer record to bring Gareth Bale to the club in the summer, but they may well dip into the market again in January.
And, according to Paul Hetherington of the Daily Star, their target is Manchester City’s midfield maestro David Silva.
When they bought Bale, they also sold Mesut Ozil to Arsenal. Hetherington suggests they want to get their hands on a new playmaker.
In his piece, Hetherington writes:
The next big project for the Spanish giants is a playmaker to replace Mesut Ozil, sold to Arsenal for £42.5 million.
And that could create a problem for Manchester City, because a name still high on Real’s wanted list is David Silva.
Hetherington does add that Silva only signed a long-term deal last year, and City are likely to demand north of £50 million to get hold of their man.