Real Madrid hope to convince Manchester City to part with David Silva by offering players in exchange. Marca says Real know City do not need the money and instead hope to tempt them with offers of several players in return for the Spain international - a former Castilla graduate.

On the table are Lassana Diarra, Gonzalo Higuain, Karim Benzema and Nuri Sahin.

Kaka would also be the subject of discussions, though City owner Sheikh Mansour is unlikely to want the Brazilian after his famous snub two years ago.