Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is set to be targeted by Paris Saint-Germain for a third consecutive season, after a new contract clause signalled fresh hope to the French club.
The 29-year-old, who is currently sidelined due to injury for Manchester City, signed a new contract until 2026 last month, ending sustained speculation surrounding the future of Portugal international.
Silva had been a target for Barcelona, PSG and Saudi Arabia during the recent summer transfer window, however Manchester City successfully kept hold of the midfielder amid the exits of senior duo Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez.
The treble-winner has had long-standing interest from both Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, having moved to the Etihad Stadium from AS Monaco in 2017.
Silva was reportedly keen to move closer to home in Portugal, fuelling speculation of a potential move away from Manchester City, despite Pep Guardiola’s desire to keep hold of the 29-year-old.
The midfielder helped Manchester City to a maiden UEFA Champions League last season, netting a brace against Real Madrid in the semi-final second-leg at the Etihad Stadium.
Despite signing a fresh deal until 2026, a mooted £50 million release clause has reportedly provided renewed hope to Paris Saint-Germain, regarding their ambition to sign the Portuguese playmaker.
Sport Witness relay a report from French outlet Le 10, who claim that the Paris club are ‘not letting go’ of the idea of signing the midfielder from Manchester City next summer, after the insertion of a release clause offered a ‘more than accessible price’ for PSG.
PSG remain keen on signing Silva, after Manchester City rebuffed two offers in the past; including a €70 million offer and cash-plus-player bid.
Barcelona have also had offers rejected by Etihad chiefs, although the Catalan club’s continued cash problems are likely to still hamper any potential future move to the Camp Nou.
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