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PSG plot mega bid for Barcelona target Bernardo Silva

PSG plot mega bid for Barcelona target Bernardo Silva

Paris Saint-Germain are readying a mouth-watering bid for Manchester City forward Bernardo Silva, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Les Parisien are planning an attacking overhaul this summer, with Lionel Messi and Neymar poised to leave Parc des Princes at the end of the season.

Messi’s contract runs out this summer, and talks of an extended deal have broken down, sparking plenty of speculation surrounding his future.

Barcelona are willing to do whatever it takes to re-sign the World Cup winner, while there is also an offer from Saudi-based club Al-Hilal.

Neymar could also end his six-year association with the French giants this summer despite having a lucrative contract until 2025.

PSG are looking to break up their attacking trident with Kylian Mbappe set to be the only survivor, and Silva has emerged as a top target for the Ligue 1 champions.

The Man City star has been vocal about his desire for a fresh challenge away from the Etihad Stadium, with his heart set on a move to Barca.

The Spanish giants have courted the midfielder for a while but have yet to table any official bids, with Man City demanding an enormous fee to part ways with the Portuguese playmaker.

Pep Guardiola has insisted the club will not stand Silva’s way this summer but will only sanction a sale if an offer of around €100 million arrives.

Barca’s well-documented financial turmoil means they cannot shell out that enormous amount – especially with recruiting Messi now their priority, leaving PSG home free in the race for Silva’s services.

Silva has been instrumental to Man City’s treble push this term, although his numbers do not tell the whole tale, having racked up five goals and seven assists in 49 games across all competitions.

PSG are reportedly willing to pull out all the stops to lure the 28-year-old versatile forward to the French capital this summer, with the club unfazed by Man City’s astronomical asking price.

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