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Journalist provides significant transfer update on Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva



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Manchester City are continuing to wait on finding out the futures of Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva, according to a new report.

Etihad Stadium officials are continuing to sound out the futures of a number of Pep Guardiola’s first-team players, with a few names keen on fresh challenges after their historic treble-winning season that culminated in a Champions League final win earlier this month.

Consistency played a huge role in the success of Manchester City during the final few weeks of the campaign, and as such game time became very limited for some players as Guardiola stuck with his tried, tested, and successful winning format.

Elsewhere, other names remain insistent on a fresh challenge after seeking exits from the club in recent seasons. That feeling concerns Bernardo Silva, who despite performing to an exceptional standard throughout the season, seems to be keen on leaving once again.

According to the information of Jack Gaughan of MailSport, Bernardo Silva has interest from both Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia, as well as Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, having been keen on a new challenge away from Manchester City for a few seasons.

In terms of City’s valuation of the Portugal international, it is claimed that the club would expect to recoup a ‘hefty’ fee this summer, while Declan Rice’s transfer fee of £100 million to join Arsenal is expected to act as a ‘gauge’ given that both contracts ran until 2025.

On the subject of Aymeric Laporte, who is understood to be weighing up his options in search of improved game time next season, MailSport reveal that Manchester City are yet to receive any approaches from clubs for the Spain international.

It remains unknown as to what transfer fee Laporte could fetch this summer, however his priority – which is understood to be a return to Spain – could create further difficulties for Manchester City when it comes to negotiations over a price tag.

The likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid are highly unlikely to have the ability to propose vast amounts of money to Manchester City for Aymeric Laporte, and as such more creative ways of securing a deal may have to be looked into.

City already have their replacement lined up, as Etihad officials continue to pursue a deal for RB Leipzig and Croatia international centre-back Josko Gvardiol – who is valued by the Bundesliga club at €100 million.