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Saudi Pro League club confident of winning race for Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva with staggering €220 million deal



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Al Hilal are confident of winning the race to sign Manchester City treble-winner Bernardo Silva, despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

The Saudi Pro League club, who have already signed Bernardo Silva’s international teammate Ruben Neves for €55 million from Wolves, are now looking to secure the signature of the 28 year-old Manchester City midfielder.

Silva has once again been linked with a potential exit from the Etihad Stadium, with PSG and Barcelona both holding a long-standing interest in the 28 year-old.

Manchester City are also willing to offer the Portuguese international a new contract, with Silva currently contracted with the Premier League champions until 2025.

The 28 year-old joined the Sky Blues from AS Monaco in 2017, and has gone on to make over 300 appearances and win 14 trophies at the Etihad Stadium.

Silva played a key role in the Blues’ maiden Champions League triumph, scoring twice in the semi-finals against Real Madrid and providing the assist for Rodri’s winning goal in Istanbul against Inter Milan.

Pep Guardiola has already lost Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona this summer and Saudi Pro League club Al Hilal are reportedly confident that they can win the race to sign Silva, in another potential major blow to the Blues’ plans for the new season.

CBS report that the 28 year-old could be subject to a €220 million package, with Al Hilal willing to offer the midfielder €50 million annually.

The PIF-ran club have also informed City that they would pay a sizeable €70 million transfer fee.

Silva is yet to decide his future, however neither Manchester City, PSG or Barcelona will be able to match the staggering €50 million contract offer.

Fellow City treble-winner Riyad Mahrez is also wanted by the Saudi Pro-League, with CBS revealing that the Algerian is currently Al Ahli’s top target.

Gundogan was also subject to an offer from the Middle Eastern league, while Joao Cancelo has also been linked with a potential transfer.

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