Manchester City have slapped an £80 million price-tag on Real Madrid target David Silva. The Sunday Mirror says City hope that Real will now drop their interest after being told to put up or shut up by valuing Silva at the same world-record fee paid for Cristiano Ronaldo three years ago

Reports in Spain have suggested that Real coach Jose Mourinho has been given a £45m budget to get Silva.

He is also prepared to offer Karim ­Benzema or Gonzalo ­Higuain in part exchange.