Real Madrid are planning to launch a major bid for Valencia midfield ace David Silva.

DiarioSport says Silva tops Real sports chief Pedja Mijatovic's shopping list for next season.

Real made contact with Valencia last summer about a deal for Silva, but president Juan Soler refused to sell the Spain star for less than his £40 million buyout clause.

Silva is still waiting for promised talks about a new contract and Real are ready to pounce.