Real Madrid are willing to offer Gonzalo Higuain to Manchester City to sweeten their bid for David Silva. Real president Florentino Perez is desperate to bring the former Castilla star back to Madrid this summer, says Punto Pelota, and knows City boss Roberto Mancini is an admirer of Higuain.

Perez is willing to include the Argentina international in negotiations to get the deal done.

The Real chief phoned Silva on the weekend to make it clear to the City ace that he wanted him to return home this summer.