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PSG working on a £60 million deal to sign Manchester City midfielder

Srinivas Sadhanand

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PSG working on a £60 million deal to sign Manchester City midfielder

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In the last couple of weeks, Bernardo Silva has constantly been speculated with a potential move to Barcelona.

It has been heavily reported that Xavi eyes the 28-year-old as the ideal midfielder to come in and replace the potentially outgoing Frenkie de Jong.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea are extremely keen on the Dutchman’s signature, who is understood to be open to a switch to the latter.

With the La Liga heavyweights aiming to ease their wage bill with de Jong’s rumoured exit, whilst potentially recouping a major fee, it is believed that the club may be able to finance Silva’s arrival this summer.

However, a new update suggests that another club have now joined Barcelona in the race to sign the in-demand midfielder.

As per a report by Duncan Castles of the Times, Paris Saint-Germain are working on a deal to sign Bernardo Silva.

Bernardo Silva is open to a move to Barcelona (Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy)
Bernardo Silva is open to a move to Barcelona (Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy)

It is mentioned that unlike the Catalan club that are in the midst of financial uncertainty, the Ligue 1 powerhouse believe that they can reach an agreement to sign the four-time Premier League winner.

Further details suggest that the Parisian side will put forth a €70 million offer to secure Silva’s signature.

It has also been stated that offering improved personal terms to the player is not seen as an obstacle as well.

An interesting detail that has emerged is that diplomatic ties between Abu Dhabi and Qatar were cut off in 2017, the two nations from which City and PSG’s owners hail from respectively.

As a result, it is believed that ‘high-level approval’ will be required to sanction a potential move.

In another report by Sky Sports News, it is stated that Christophe Galtier’s men will have to put forth a much higher offer than the current £60 million proposal for City to even entertain their desire to sign Silva.

Additionally, neither the midfield maestro - nor his representatives - are understood to have informed the club about the player’s reported desire to depart the Etihad Stadium.

It has recently been suggested that any attempts to sign the ex-Monaco star will be in vain as Pep Guardiola’s side are now likely to keep hold of him.

Pep Guardiola provides instructions to Bernardo Silva.
Pep Guardiola provides instructions to Bernardo Silva.

Ultimately, the Premier League champions also believe that it is too late in the summer window to recruit a suitable replacement for Silva.

While it has been mentioned that a staggering €100 million fee could tempt the Sky Blues into selling Silva, new updates have discussed how the player has softened his stance about potentially leaving the club.

Interestingly, reports about the silky technician penning a potential fresh contract extension have also surfaced.

Despite PSG’s reported interest in signing Silva, it seems unlikely that the player will play his football anywhere else apart from City this season.

Srinivas Sadhanand
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