Paris Saint-Germain reportedly put forward two of their first-team stars during the summer transfer window in an attempt to secure Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.
The Portugal international has been at the centre of yet another drawn-out transfer saga this year, as he and his representatives continued to weigh up a number of options from potential suitors, including a blockbuster proposal from Saudi Arabia.
However, despite the best efforts from some clubs, Bernardo Silva has remained at Manchester City for another season, putting pen to paper on a one-year contract extension until the summer of 2026.
Details concerning the efforts and dialogue between Manchester City and one club have now emerged, with Paris Saint-Germain having pursued the signature of Bernardo Silva during the earlier stages of the most recent market.
According to the information of Jonathan Johnson, writing for Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing, the name of PSG starlet Warren Zaire-Emery was mentioned by Manchester City when the Parisian club made an approach for Bernardo Silva early in the summer.
It is claimed that the Ligue 1 giants were prepared to include the likes of Marco Verratti and Gianluigi Donnarumma in a deal for Manchester City’s Portugal international midfielder, however the Premier League champions showed no interest.
Johnson reports that Manchester City officials were more interested in acquiring someone like PSG’s 17-year-old prodigy Warren Zaire-Emery, in addition to a ‘significant’ amount of money for Bernardo Silva.
While the former AS Monaco man has remained at the Etihad Stadium for another campaign and possibly longer, that decision did not hold off any attempts from Manchester City to recruit further in the centre of the park.
After a deal collapsed for West Ham United’s Lucas Paqueta due to an ongoing FIFA and FA investigation into betting allegations, City chiefs turned their attentions to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Matheus Nunes.
Bernardo Silva’s compatriot went on strike at Molineux to force the issue, ultimately joining the reigning English and European champions in a deal understood to be worth around €62 million with no add-ons.
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