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Silva to snub Real for new City deal

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Spain midfielder David Silva is set to sign a new contract with Manchester City.
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Manchester City ace David Silva is set to snub interest from Real Madrid and put pen to paper on a new deal at the Etihad Stadium.

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Silva, who recently helped Spain to a third consecutive major tournament success at Euro 2012, still has two years to run on his current deal but reports suggest he will sign a new five-year contract worth £52million.

The 26-year-old playmaker, who joined City from Valencia in 2010, has declared himself "totally satisfied" at the club after playing a starring role in their Premier League winning campaign last season.

His exploits reportedly caught the eye of Primera Liga giants Real but Silva is adamant he is not thinking of a move.

The Spaniard, who was the top assist scorer in the top-flight last term with 15, expects a new deal to be wrapped up sooner rather than later.

He told the Daily Star: "My home is at City and I am totally satisfied there. My head is not at Real Madrid but at Manchester City.

"I'm grateful for my experience at City and I have improved as a player, in every sense, since I joined them. I didn't know if I was capable of playing like this when I left Valencia.

"I'm on holiday right now, but my agents are negotiating a new deal with City and I think it's likely we close it in a very short time."

Silva expects to see City recruit more big-name signings this summer, with wantaway Arsenal striker Robin van Persie having been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad.

The midfield ace added: "The club are preparing offers for players to improve the squad. The project will be very ambitious."

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