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Silva keen on Chelsea switch

June 20, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Valencia winger David Silva has revealed he would relish a move to Chelsea and believes they rank alongside Barcelona as the best club in world football.

David Silva
GettyImagesDavid Silva is currently in South Africa.

Silva keen to join United

Silva, currently on World Cup duty with Spain, is expected to leave Valencia this summer and, as it appears there is little prospect of him joining Barca or Real Madrid, both Chelsea and Manchester City are viewed as possible destinations.

The 24-year-old, who was recently quoted as saying he would find it difficult to resist a move to Manchester United, has now reiterated his belief that the Premier League is the strongest in the world and feels Chelsea are its strongest team.

"Chelsea have established themselves as one of the best clubs in Europe over the last five years," he said in the Daily Star. "They might not have the history of Real Madrid or AC Milan but they are creating their own history now.

"There is no reason why in the future Chelsea can't be as decorated as Real Madrid. Chelsea probably have, along with Barcelona, the best squad in football and if any player joins Chelsea he knows he is going to win things.

"In players like John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, they have players who would get into any team in the world and it would be a pleasure to play with them.

"There is no doubt in my mind that Chelsea would be a great club to play for - and a club where I could fulfil my ambition of league titles and the European Cup.

"The Premier League is still the place to be. No other league in the world has six or seven Champions League-quality teams."