PSG are ‘preparing £59m bid to tempt Man City into selling Bernardo Silva’ after talks with Barcelona break down… but the English champions are demanding £85m for the playmaker
- PSG are working on a deal to sign Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva
- The Ligue 1 champions are set to launch a bid worth £59.1 million
- Barcelona are also said to be monitoring Silva’s situation at the Etihad
- However, the Catalan club would first need to sell Frenkie de Jong
- Silva is yet to start a Premier League game for Pep Guardiola this season
PSG are set to launch a £59.1 million bid to sign Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.
The French champions are looking to build on their domestic dominance in the Champions League, and manager Christophe Galtier is said to be interested in bringing in Silva to strengthen his squad ahead of the coming European campaign.
Silva still has three years remaining on his current deal in Manchester, and a move for the four-time Premier League winner would be contingent on Pep Guardiola receiving a suitable fee for the 28-year-old.
PSG are prepared to launch a £59 million bid to bring Bernardo Silva to the Parc des Princes
However, according to a report from The Times, Silva has been earmarked as a top target for the Parisian club and PSG are ‘confident that Silva will move to Paris if a fee can be agreed.’
Barcelona are also said to be interested in signing Silva, but their ongoing financial issues have hindered the possibility of a move, with the cash-strapped club still yet to register new signing Jules Kounde for the 22/23 La Liga season.
The Catalan club had attempted to bring the midfielder to the Nou Camp earlier this summer, but would need to move on Frenkie de Jong to finance any prospective deal after Guardiola slapped a £85 million price tag on Silva.
Barcelona boss Xavi is also interested in signing the wanted playmaker
The news comes as only the latest update in the ongoing speculation surrounding the playmakers future with the Citizens.
In July, French outlet Le Parisien claimed that PSG were interested in bringing Silva in in an exchange deal that would see Brazilian superstar Neymar heading to the Etihad.
Silva has served as one of Pep Guardiola’s key players since joining the club from Monaco for a fee of £43.5 million back in 2017.
The playmaker enjoyed his highest-scoring campaign in the Premier League last season, netting eight goals and contributing three assists as City claimed their fourth league title in the last five years.
Silva has been relegated to the substitute’s bench in City’s first two Premier League fixtures
The 28-year-old enjoyed one of his most successful campaigns at the club last season
Amidst the ongoing speculation about his future at the club, Silva is yet to make a Premier League start this campaign.
Speaking regarding his future at City earlier this month, Silva said: ‘It’s a big club, and they don’t want players who are not happy at the club.’
They always say to all of us that if you’re not happy, you can go. Of course, they are in business and they want the right amount of money for letting us go, but personally it’s a relationship with the club that is very respectful. They have always been honest with me and I have always been honest with them.’ He added.
‘I will always respect my relationship with Man City, with the fans, with the staff, with my teammates, so whatever happens happens, and for sure, it will happen in a very respectful way.’