Report: Man City shelve contract talks as star man wants Milan move

By Oliver Fisher -

Manchester City star David Silva is reportedly stalling on signing a new deal at the Etihad Stadium as he is weighing up a move to AC Milan.

The Spanish international has a deal expiring in summer 2019, and according to a report from TuttoMercatoWeb (also in the Daily Mirror), the 31-year-old has “had his head turned” by the Rossoneri.

The article claims that while City were keen on getting the midfielder’s contract extended, they have been forced to put talks on hold due to the player’s interest in a San Siro move.

Milan’s new owners invested heavily in a wealth of new signings to assist the overhaul of Vincenzo Montella’s squad, however recent reports have surfaced suggesting that Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli are not entirely content.

Links to midfielders Jakub Jankto, Seko Fofana and Alfred Duncan have all cropped up in the last week, suggesting Montella and the ownership are eyeing re-inforcements for the 3-5-2 formation.

Silva may feel that with Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan all at the Etihad Stadium, his opportunities may become limited in the near future.

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