David Silva has already confirmed his decision to leave Manchester City at the end of the season, when his contract expires at the Etihad.

The 33-year-old hasn’t provided any hint as to where he will ply his trade next season, but that hasn’t stopped him from being linked with clubs in Europe and elsewhere.

David Beckham’s new MLS franchise Inter Miami were reported to have agreed a deal with former Spain international, which was denied by the player’s entourage.

Galatasaray have also been credited with an interest in Silva, but reports coming out of Turkey suggested Fatih Terim is unhappy about the potential signing.

According to Calciomercato, two Japanese clubs, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and Vissel Kobe, are thinking about the City star and will make an effort to secure Silva’s services.

Clubs will be able to start talks with the Spaniard from January onward, and that’s when the real battle for his signing is likely to begin.