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Silva, Kompany - The Chequebooks are Circling

If today's array of articles are to be believed, Europe's elite teams have suddenly woken up to the fact that something is happening in East Manchester.

They have clearly taken note of the astonishing result that went down in Stretford over the weekend and the penny seems to have dropped.

We hear that Spain's top two want Silva, AC Milan wants Kompany, PSG want Kolo.

It looks as though Kolo might take the bait but that is understandable because he's not getting a game at City and his days at the Etihad look to be numbered with the emergence of consistency in the form of Lescott and Kompany and with Savic waiting in the wings.

David Silva has said that when he wanted to leave Valencia only City seriously went after him. Well unlucky Real and Barca. You spent your money elsewhere whilst City took delivery of one of the best midfield maestros in world football. You missed him. Happily esconced in his Cheshire home, his family around him and playing meteoric football, Silva has clearly bought into the 'project' and will be on the leaders as the City juggernaut heads to become the next English team to win the Champions League.

Vincent Kompany quietly slid into the stadium formerly known as Eastlands a virtual unknown but his majestic performances have alerted him to the world. Why would you want to go to play for AC Milan, a skint football club living on name and tradition only (isn't there one of them just outside Manchester?). It's the same with Juventus, big name, rubbish team.

The journalistic world will have to realise rapido that these footballers are propelling Manchester City to the very pinnacle of European football. The clubs that want them, with the exception of the Bank of Spain bankrolled 'Blancos' can't afford these footballers neither in terms of transfer fees nor salaries.

Only Tevez hasn't bought into the plan and he will be allowed to move on at a below-par valuation and earn less than half his current weekly pot to boot...oh and play for a poorer team.

The rest have at last gelled, at last started to fight for their places in the team and at last guided City not only to beat United in a semi-final and deliver a trophy to the Etihad, but also to trash their most detested opponents in front of their own fans, real and plastic.

You can't blame the speculation, but Silva has said he's happy here and playing the football of his life, Yaya reveals he was at loggerheads with Guardiola, Kompany is the captain. Do you think that these players would want to go to the likes of the clubs with which they have been linked?

They are probably on the verge of delivering a Premier League Championship to the Etihad, the next stage of 'the project'. They have a realisitc chance of doing that. Are Real Madrid likely to topple Barcelona this season? No,sir. Are AC likely to win Serie A? I doubt it, so believe me. These players are staying exactly where they are until Mancini decides they have finished their contribution.

And by the time that happens there will be more silverware in the Etihad cabinet.

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Writer: Tranmere Loyal Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 25 2011

Time: 1:26PM

Your Comments

Messi + £20m ought to do the trick for Silva. Pity neither Madrid nor Milan have anyone that I'd swap for Merlin.
Do you have to make statements like this - They are probably on the verge of delivering a Premier League Championship to the Etihad Its just asking for trouble. Don't get carried away. We hammered them on sunday and justifiably but its early doors.
SkyBlue, I'm not one to make predictions. I've been watching City since 1962 and have lived through it all. I didn't say that it would be this season, I just believe it will happen. City has as good a chance as anyone this season, if not they will strengthen again at a time when Glazers chequebook will be closed! It takes a long time for a cynic like me to believe, but I do now, so should you, my friend!
Silva: "Madrid and Barcelona are great teams, but I'm happy here and I would like to stay here for many years. My family are the same as me, we're happy. The people treat me really well and I'm very relaxed. I live in a very peaceful area, a small town," Silva told Cadena SER.
Since arriving in the North West, Silva's stunning form has lead to him being linked with a return to his native Spain with one of their two leading clubs. But he insists he owes a debt to City, and their manager, for signing him and helping him settle in, one he intends on repaying. "They were the team that were most willing to take a gamble on me. I don't think they were the only team to offer a lot for me but I am happy they did," Silva told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. "Barcelona and Real Madrid are great teams but I'm very happy here and would like to be here for many years here. My family is like me, happy. People have treated me very well, I am very quiet and I live in a quiet area.
Ped mate - after Sunday I do believe it is possible - not probable. But I'm going to keep it to myself thanks. I've seen other articles on here that have been very bold and have come back to bite us on the bum. A bit like Hughes's comments about Mancini just before the derby.
Find it odd how your so quick to label Real Madrid the most successful side of the last century as "bank of Madrid Bankrolled blancos" Erm who is funding your "project"? And project sounds too innocent don't you think for what's happening at City? I like your club but it's more of an orgy of spending than a "project
I've had the same belief as Ped since the team delivered our first trophy last season. So far, we've scored 33 goals in 9 games (conceded 5 I think), top of the league by 5 points and hammered Spurs 1-5 and the Rags 1-6. When does 100% belief kick in? What needs to happen? 100% belief kicked in for me not when we demolished and humiliated the Rags at the Swamp, but when I saw the team Mancini picked for that game. He now knows that we can take on, and beat (or embarrass) the so-called best. Point to history and the 'City Mentality' all you want but that's precisely what it is - history. This team are going places at an alarming rate. I'm with you Ped, great article. The vulchers can circle all they want but I'm not concerned. I wouldn't object to Kolo looking to move but Silva/Balotelli and Kompany won't be budging. Besides we could always get Mario to keep the vulchers at bay with his precision dart-throwing skills (or his rockets). Not quite as precise as his right foot, but nonetheless should do the job!
H yiddo. but for the grace of god go I. Your jealous comments are meaningless. Please don't come back to justify them, it will be a lie to yourself.
HuddYid, what's odd about it mate? That's the truth. Erm ADUG is funding our project, do try to keep up. Have you looked at the proposed plans of the project mate, or do you just read the sensationalist ***** the media try to spoon feed us?
I could reply to your delusions, but I'd be lying to myself apparently
Likely story.
And these clubs are going to pay more than City, are they? Wise up. Players go to the club that pays the most.
chocolate teapot
What's your point Teapot?
Would that be the same Real madrid that forked out £80m to buy the ladyboy from the rags? Or would that be the same Real Madrid that pay their players on average almost £1m per season more than we do? Without doing your homework you're about as useless as your user name mate.

P.S. For those of you that can't be arse to click the above link I've provided, in a nutyshell it demonstrates that Barca and Madrid pay far more in wages than we do (not to mention lower tax rates in Europe), and Silva turned both of these clubs down. Ergo, Chocolate teapot is talking out of his spout.
chocolate teapot. Euphanism waiting to happen. mmmmmf.
I think he made a typing mistake, should be Chocolate tosspot maybe....

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