The Spaniard's contract officially ends on June 30 but it is expected he will be extend the stay to see out what he has already confirmed will be his final season in a sky blue shirt.
It had been reported that the City captain would likely return to Spain to finish his career, or even make the switch to the MLS with Inter Miami.
But according to journalist Miguel Rico of Mundo Deportivo, Sport Witness, via "everything indicates" that the 34-year old will take up a new challenge in the Middle East.
A £24 million signing from Valencia back in 2010, Silva will go down as one of the top all-time Premier League players and quite possibly the best Spanish player ever to play in the English top flight.
Despite an initially slow start, the World Cup winner has gone on to score 57 goals and lay on 90 assists for his teammates in 301 appearances in the top flight.
Silva has played a starring role in four Premier League title triumphs for City, as well as lifting two FA Cups and five League Cups.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent behinds closed doors means City fans have likely seen the last of one of their greatest ever players in the flesh.
He has accomplished all he set out to do in England and is now ready for the next chapter of his career.
"When I say one thing, I move forward. I am sorry, I have been here ten years and I have fulfilled what I wanted," Silva told AS last month.
"The cycle closes here, but I will always keep this club in mind for everything I have lived. From the first moment people have treated me incredible. Here they have a great respect for you, people give admiration towards you. Now my family and I need another challenge."
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