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Daniel De Silva joins Sydney FC on loan from Central Coast Mariners

Daniel De Silva has finally secured his exit from the Central Coast Mariners by joining A-League rivals Sydney FC on loan for the upcoming season.

De Silva becomes the first player to use the competition's new mechanism that allows players under the age of 23 to be loaned between A-League clubs.

The attacking midfielder -- who has three years to run on his Mariners contract -- was determined to leave Gosford and now has been granted his wish, after several weeks of protracted negotiations.

Professional...

 By AAP

Danny De Silva misses first Central Coast Mariners preseason training session

Central Coast are resigned to losing young gun Daniel De Silva after kicking off preparations for the new A-League season without him.

Despite being contracted for another two seasons, De Silva was nowhere to be seen as the Mariners held their first preseason training session on Thursday under new coach Mike Mulvey.

According to the club, he wasn't required, having been given a few days of bonus annual leave.

"Danny wasn't here today. He's been given a couple of extra days off -- that's no problem,"...

 By AAP

A-League 'blessed' to have Daniel De Silva playing in it - Paul Okon

Central Coast coach Paul Okon is almost evangelical when it comes to singing the praises of Mariners attacking midfielder Daniel De Silva.

The 20-year-old playmaker featured prominently in the Mariners' 4-1 win over Wellington Phoenix on Saturday, grabbing his second goal of the A-League season in a dominant performance.

The win shunted Central Coast four places up the ladder into fifth and left Wellington anchored at the bottom in 10th.

Okon says it is pleasing to see De Silva grow stronger with...

Arsenal, Man City want Australian youngster Daniel De Silva - sources

Arsenal and Manchester City are keen on Australian youngster Daniel De Silva, sources have told ESPN FC.

De Silva, 17, is regarded as one of the best young players to have ever emerged from Australia and has attracted the interest of most of Europe's top clubs.

Roma have agreed a deal with Perth Glory to sign De Silva next year, though the Gunners and Premier League champions City have been keeping tabs on the attacking midfielder's progress and are looking to see if they can hijack the deal and...