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Manchester City midfielder ‘wants to join’ Paris Saint-Germain following initial discussions



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A new claim surrounding the transfer intentions of Paris Saint-Germain this summer has pointed in the direction of Bernardo Silva, and the Manchester City player’s stance.

A flurry of reports concerning the Ligue 1 powerhouse have been sparked by the news emerging last week that Kylian Mbappe holds an intention to leave the club on a free transfer in the coming summer market.

As such, PSG will likely have the opportunity to revamp their first-team squad and integrate some of football’s best names to make up for the loss of such an iconic figure in world football, with Mbappe in turn expected to join Real Madrid.

That refresh could lead PSG to Manchester City, and seemingly revive discussions that took place last summer, only for the player to remain at the Premier League champions and extend his contract with the club.

That is according to the information of Sports Zone, as translated and relayed by Get French Football News, who claim that Bernardo Silva ‘still wants to join’ Paris Saint-Germain after initial discussions last summer were curtailed by Manchester City.

It is claimed that talks between the two clubs were ‘aborted’ as the proposed deal from the French giants did not suit Manchester City, who in turn managed to negotiate an extension of the 29-year-old’s contract that now includes a release clause active from this summer.

The Portugal international playmaker has remained an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s system this summer, and will provide Etihad Stadium transfer bosses with an immense task to replace him should he opt to leave the club.

Bernardo Silva has largely fallen out of love with the environment and culture on offer in Manchester, and has toyed with the idea of moving closer to his native Portugal for a number of seasons, largely eyeing a move to FC Barcelona.

However, the Catalan club have long been unable to finance a move both for the player and at the valuation set out by Manchester City. The new release clause – which some quarters believe to be £50 million – could spark Barca back into life.