Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva was one of two players set to join Paris-Saint Germain as part of promises to star forward Kylian Mbappe, a new report has detailed.
Mbappe, who will potentially not feature for Paris Saint-Germain this season after being frozen out by the French club amid a bitter contract dispute, signed a new deal at the Parc des Princes last summer.
The 24-year-old signed a three-year contract last year, but could leave the club next summer on a free transfer due to a clause within the forward’s current PSG deal.
Mbappe rejected a one-year move to Saudi Pro-League side Al-Hilal in July, despite PSG accepting a £258 million bid from the Middle Eastern club.
The French forward is widely expected to sign for Real Madrid on a free transfer next summer, and as a result, has revealed his intention to remain at PSG to see out the final 12 months of his current contract.
Sky Sports News report that PSG’s transfer policy has caused notable tension between the club and the player, with Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva central to controversy.
Kaveh Solhekol claims that upon signing a new contract last summer; Mbappe was ‘led to believe’ that the club would complete the signings of both Bernardo Silva and Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski signed for Barcelona on a free transfer after leaving Bayern Munich, meanwhile Bernardo Silva remains at the Etihad Stadium.
PSG had a bid rejected for Silva last summer and have also failed in renewed attempts to sign the 29-year-old this time around.
Despite suggestions of an exit from the Etihad Stadium, the Portugal international is now leaning towards remaining at Manchester City for the new campaign and could even sign a new contract.
Silva moved to the Sky Blues from AS Monaco in 2017 and has made over 300 appearances for Manchester City since swapping France for England.
The midfielder has won 14 trophies under Pep Guardiola, including five Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League.
Mbappe and Silva played together at Ligue 1 side AS Monaco, starring against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League last-16 in 2017.
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