Real Madrid have put Manchester City midfielder David Silva on top of the their wanted list as they look to replace Mesut Ozil according to the Daily Star.

The Spanish giants are looking at options to replace the German star after he was sold to Arsenal for £42.5million this summer.

Silva, who signed a new five-year contract 13 months ago, arrived at the Etihad Stadium from Valencia for £25million, and has proved an astute buy from City.

The 27-year-old returned from a thigh injury against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and played the full 90 minutes in Manuel Pellegrini's side's 3-1 win against Everton.

The Spaniard won his first Premier League medal with City in the 2011/2012 campaign, finishing top of the assists table with 17.

Silva's contract, which finishes in 2017, could prove to be a stumbling block for any move to Real Madrid, with City in the perfect position to price the Spanish giants out of the running.

Madrid came calling for the Premier League's top talent in the summer, capturing the signature of Gareth Bale for a world record £85million.

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