Defender Paulo Da Silva is hoping to stay at Sunderland this season with a view to establishing himself as a regular in Steve Bruce's line-up.[LNB] The Paraguay international, who joined the Black Cats last year, has reportedly attracted interest from a number of clubs on the back of his World Cup performance. [LNB]But 30-year-old Da Silva insists he is happy to stay at the Stadium of Light and is keen to earn a spot in manager Bruce's first-team. [LNB]"After some days of having some rest I am going back to England with a big expectation of starting the season," said Da Silva. [LNB]"I am going to join the team in the training sessions and trying to get myself a place in the team." [LNB]Da Silva is anxious not to rely too much on his display in South Africa, where he helped Paraguay to the quarter-finals, as he looks to win a place in the line-up. [LNB]"You can't live thinking about the past," he added. [LNB]"I know that there have been positive comments about me in the club but it depends on the coach if he is going to have me in consideration or not." [LNB]The stopper says Sunderland are not looking to let him go this summer, but he has not completely ruled out a move. [LNB]He said: "I also know that there have been some proposals, that some offers arrived at the club for me but I think that the club doesn't have in mind letting me go as the league is about to begin. [LNB]"But if an offer arrives and it's something useful for the club and for me, then maybe we'll have some talks."