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Man City icon David Silva receives bumper Al-Duhail offer

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been tabled a bumper offer from Qatar.

The Mirror says the playmaker will leave the Etihad after 10 trophy-laden seasons and Doha-based Al-Duhail, who top the Qatar Stars League, have told his representatives they are willing to blow any rivals for his signature out of the water in terms of the financial package on offer.

Tenerife-born Silva, 34, is already wanted by clubs in Spain and the United States.

But with the 2022 World Cup drawing nearer, there is a desire in Qatar to further raise the profile and standard of their domestic game and Al-Duhail know that landing a player of Silva's calibre will represent a major coup.

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic joined the Qatari club on a free transfer from Juventus in January and the ambitious outfit want El Mago to follow him to the Middle East.

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