Leicester bid €30m to buy Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon - player's father

The father of Sporting Lisbon midfielder Adrien Silva asked for "common sense" in dealing with his son's desire to move to Leicester City, while claiming a bid of €30 million has been tabled by the Premier League champions.

Silva, 27, was part of Portugal's Euro 2016-winning squad and said on Monday that he was interested in moving on from Sporting after spending the last 15 years with the club.

Although a move looked to be in the works, Sporting were adamant that no offer had been received that would see Silva move to the King Power Stadium.

In an interview with Antena 1, Manuel Silva said: "I am concerned about the lack of respect for a player who gave everything to the club in the last 15 years and has always been an exemplary professional.

"There are things we cannot say or do. The word is worth more than the contracts. I'm not hurt, I respect the club president, but among men, we have to decide and speak. We are good people, honest.

"I call for common sense. We have a proposal from Leicester for €30 million, and from others. By Wednesday anything can happen."

Silva was used by Sporting for all 90 minutes of the team's 2-1 win on Sunday against Porto, before he left the team to join up with Portugal for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

"The last weekend was very complicated, but Adrien was mentally up to the classic," Manuel Silva said. "I am very proud to have a son like that. Adrien is professional. He was serving the club and is now with the national team."