Date: 15th June 2008 at 10:00pm
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It looks like Mikael Silvestre thinks he has no future at Old Trafford. He might be right and he’s certainly got good offers.

Roma and Bordeaux openly court him but as yet it is unknown which way he’ll choose. Laurent Blanc, his old friend, is in charge of the French side while Roma are of course a much stronger side with better chances of success.

And there’s another thing: Bordeaux reportedly want him on loan while Roma would sign him on a permanent basis. As a consequence of all the above, Bordeaux’s sporting director admitted the Italians were the favourites.

‘I am afraid the situation with Silvestre has been complicated.

‘I met him recently and he told me he had just been contacted by Roma.

‘Both clubs are interested in the player, but there is the risk he’ll find a permanent transfer to Roma more attractive than a loan to Bordeaux.’