MANCHESTER CITY REJECT €80M OFFER FROM PSG FOR MIDFIELDER BERNARDO SILVA
According to Le 10 Sport, Paris Saint-Germain have seen an €80 million bid for Bernardo Silva get rejected by Manchester City. While Pep Guardiola is keen to keep the attacking midfielder on board, the player could be open to a move as PSG could return with an improved offer. Paris Saint-Germain remain active in the market as Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier assemble the final pieces to their squad. Domestic glory is a must for the club, but they continue to dream about winning the Champions League, a trophy they have never won in their history.
Acting on their interest, PSG lodged an €80 million offer for Silva, which Manchester City have turned down. The Premier League champions are reluctant to lose the 28-year-old midfielder and have slapped him with a €100 million valuation to keep suitors away. However, that might not discourage PSG, who could come back with a bigger bid.
Meanwhile, even though Silva would be open to an exit, he will not force a move away from the Etihad. At the same time, Guardiola and Manchester City maintain they will not stand in the way of a player keen on departing the club. They have seen Raheem Sterling, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus depart, although those transfers happened at the early stages of the window.
Silva is a vital part of Guardiola’s setup, but Man City were bracing themselves for offers from Barcelona. For the player, joining the Catalan side remains a dream, although their financial condition may not help facilitate a transfer for the attacking midfielder.