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Manchester City adopt ‘non-transferable’ stance on PSG and Barcelona transfer target



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Manchester City have declared Bernardo Silva as ‘non-transferrable’ amid continued transfer interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

The treble-winners have already lost former club captain Ilkay Gundogan this summer and are bracing themselves for potentially two further senior exits, with Riyad Mahrez set to sign for Al Ahli and Bayern Munich chasing Kyle Walker.

Gundogan signed for Barcelona on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, while Mahrez has commanded a £30 million transfer fee from Saudi Arabia.

Bernardo Silva, who is contracted at Manchester City until 2025, continues to also be linked with a potential departure, with Paris-Saint Germain circling once again for the 28-year-old midfielder.

The French champions have renewed their interest in the Portuguese international after seeing a bid rejected late last summer for the former AS Monaco star.

The Saudi Pro League have also considered an offer for the midfielder, with Silva’s international teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Ruben Neves both playing in the Middle Eastern league.

Ongoing financial issues have prohibited Barcelona from reigniting their interest in the Manchester City midfielder, despite the Catalan club’s pursuit of the player last year.

The Premier League campaign begins in a matter of weeks, and Silva could be set to remain at the Etihad Stadium for another season, as Manchester City have reportedly declared the player as ‘non-transferable’.

The 28-year-old played a crucial role in the Blues’ maiden Champions League triumph, scoring twice against Real Madrid in the semi-final second-leg, and assisting Rodri’s winning goal in the final.

Sport Witness relay a report from A Bola in Portugal, which claims that Manchester City intend to ‘reject every offer’ for the midfielder, and as a result, consider the star as ‘non-transferable’.

Silva has made over 300 appearances for Manchester City since signing in 2017, winning 14 trophies, including five Premier League titles.

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