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Manchester City reject opening bid from Paris Saint-Germain as Pep Guardiola plans showdown talks with star forward



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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly seen a first offer for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva rejected by the Premier League champions, on day 30 of the window.

The Portugal international is once again weighing up his options this summer, with the Ligue 1 side among three potential options for him away from Manchester City, with one understood to be the cash-stricken FC Barcelona on a loan agreement.

Elsewhere, and it was a significant day concerning the future of Riyad Mahrez, as the Premier League champions braced themselves for an opening offer from Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli, who are understood to be offering the Algerian around £25 million per year.

Here is your concise breakdown of everything that occurred on the one month mark of the summer transfer window, as well as a comprehensive list of the completed deals so far at Manchester City!


Aside from ongoing negotiations for Josko Gvardiol, Manchester City are only expected to go back into the transfer market if Bernardo Silva were to leave. Having been unable to sign Declan Rice as Ilkay Gundogan’s replacement, Bernardo is seen as the perfect alternative. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)


Al Ahli are ready to bid £30 million for Riyad Mahrez. It is thought Manchester City are not especially keen on a sale, despite the offer representing excellent value considering age and contract status. Al Ahli have already made a proposal to Mahrez worth in the region of £25 million per year. The forward is still deciding his future; not ruling out the move, but could yet opt to stay at the Etihad. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Riyad Mahrez will hold talks with Pep Guardiola about his Manchester City future. Guardiola does not want to lose Mahrez and would like him to stay at the Etihad Stadium. (David McDonnell, Mirror)

Manchester City have rejected an opening offer from PSG for Bernardo Silva. The Ligue 1 club have been told that the player’s preference is to leave Manchester for Paris, although City hope to persuade Silva to extend his contract. (Duncan Castles, Daily Record)

Al Hilal are trying to sign Bernardo Silva from Manchester City and have proposed a contract worth more than £75 million per year. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Bayern Munich want to sign Kyle Walker, and he is thought to be keen on a move. Manchester City could expect to receive upwards of £15 million, but would prefer to keep him for next season and are trying to convince him with a new contract. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Kyle Walker is now leaning towards staying at Manchester City. Bayern Munich are still awaiting an answer to their offer, but are now ‘increasingly skeptical’. (Christian Falk, Tobi Altschäffl – Bayern Insider)

Contract Renewals

No reports

Confirmed Deals

Mateo Kovacic: Chelsea to Manchester City, (£25 million plus £5 million in add-ons)

Spike Brits: AFC Wimbledon to Manchester City, (Unknown terms)

Shea Charles: Manchester City to Southampton, (£10.5M, Permanent)

Ilkay Gundogan: Manchester City to FC Barcelona, (Free transfer)

Enzo Maresca: Manchester City to Leicester City, (Unknown terms)

Rodolfo Borrell: Manchester City to Austin FC, (Unknown terms)

Liam Delap: Manchester City to Hull City, (Season-long loan)

Kian Breckin: Manchester City to Wycombe Wanderers, (Season-long loan)

Morgan Rogers: Manchester City to Middlesbrough, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Josh McNamara: Manchester City to Southampton, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Cieran Slicker: Manchester City to Ipswich Town, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Herbie James: Manchester City to Tottenham Hotspur (Pre-Agreement, Permanent)

Terrell Agyemang: Released

Rowan McDonald: Released

Benjamin Mendy: Released

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