David Silva’s agent has fuelled rumours that Liverpool have made a fresh bid for the Valencia winger after he confirmed that a number of clubs had made enquiries.
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez pulled out of talks a few months ago after the cash-strapped Spaniards went public in an attempt to create a bidding war with Juventus, Inter, and Barcelona.
But it is now claimed that Liverpool have submitted a final £15million offer for the 23-year-old and Silva’s representative, Jose Segui, admits there is interest in the midfielder.
“At this time it is normal there are many stories in the papers about transfers, but the decision depends on Valencia,” Segui told Sky Sports. “It is certain that some clubs have asked about the boy, but he has a deal with Valencia and he is happy in the city.”
Benitez, who left Valencia to become Liverpool manager in June 2004, still has contacts with his former club, but was unhappy with the way the they handled negotiations back in March.
Benitez stated: “Our chief scout was in Valencia and talked with different people from the club but someone was talking too much. If we are going to look for someone we will not announce it to everyone – we will try to do it properly and secretly.”
Valencia sporting director Fernando Gomez, who admitted that Silva and striker David Villa might have to be sold to serve club enormous debts, insisted no decisions would be made until the end of the season.
“Now it is impossible to negotiate anything because the future of the team in qualifying for Europe is not decided and that is key for the budget next season,” Gomez said.