July 21, 2008

The Web site of Catalan daily Sport reports that Barcelona is far from finished in the transfer market, and that David Silva is a top target. After a fine display at Euro 2008, the Valencia winger could be allowed to move on from the Mestalla -- for a price, of course.

Despite signing Aliaksandr Hleb of Arsenal, Barcelona may be willing to pay a considerable fee for a player who is apt to run at defenses from the left, and Silva seems to fit the bill.

Barça technical secretary Txiki Begiristain and coach Josep "Pep" Guardiola are in agreement that the former Celta de Vigo ace ticks all the necessary boxes for a wide attacking role at Camp Nou and that he would prove a definite improvement to a front line that seems increasingly threadbare after Ronaldinho's departure.

But with Los Che only willing to accept a major transfer fee for one of their crown jewels, actually landing Silva could prove problematic.

This could take on extra significance after Sport revealed that the Blaugrana apparently now see little room for Andrei Arshavin in their lineup, with Silva having long since been made the number one target by Guardiola. Txiki, then, will need to do his best to negotiate a decent price.

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