LIVERPOOL and Inter Milan are both plotting a sensational swoop for David Silva, as contract talks with Manchester City continue.
Silva, 31, has been locked in talks with City all season about extending his stay at the Etihad beyond the summer of 2019, when his current deal expires.
City boss Pep Guardiola wants to hand the Spaniard a 12-month extension, to keep him out of the clutches of any potential suitors who are prepared to offer Silva a lucrative long-term deal.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is admirer of Silva and views the schemer as an alternative to injured Adam Lallana.
The Merseysiders fear losing Emre Can for nothing next summer, the German international is yet to agree a new deal at Anfield and can sign a pre-contract with an overseas club in the new year.
Italian giants Inter Milan are also keen on the City playmaker who has enjoyed a fine start to the season at the heart of the Premier League leaders scintillating brand of football this term.
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Inter are second in Serie A and boss Luicano Spalletti is keen to bolster his creative options next summer if they qualify for the Champions League.
Silva joined City from Valencia in 2010, and has gone on to sweep the domestic trophy board with a Champions League medal left on his wish list.
There was talk of an emotional return to Spain to end his career at Las Palmas.
However, that looks a non-starter with the Canary Islanders struggling in La Liga and unable to get anywhere near his wages.