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Report: Pep Guardiola will only sell ‘desirable’ Manchester City star for £80m

Manchester City will reportedly only allow Bernardo Silva to leave this summer if they receive a club-record €90m (£80m) transfer offer, with FC Barcelona reportedly…

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Manchester City will reportedly only allow Bernardo Silva to leave this summer if they receive a club-record €90m (£80m) transfer offer, with FC Barcelona reportedly keen on signing the midfielder.

According to Sport, City view the playmaker as one of their best and most important players and therefore essentially unsellable, with Barcelona seeing the four-time Premier League champion as a ‘desirable’ transfer target as Xavi Hernandez looks to make one more major signing this summer.

As per the report, City would only sell Silva if they were to receive an upfront £80m transfer bid for the former AS Monaco star, a fee Barcelona are unlikely to pay given their dire financial situation despite their incredible array of new signings this summer.

Silva was linked with a move away from City last summer, also to Barcelona, though since these rumours, the 27-year-old midfielder has gone on to arguably have his best season yet for the Manchester giants, leading the club to a second successive Premier League and another UEFA Champions League semi-final.

Indeed, Silva would be a huge loss for City should Barcelona somehow sign the Portuguese international this summer, but with Pep Guardiola seemingly putting his foot down over selling the midfielder, a transfer looks incredibly unlikely in the final weeks of the window.

Barcelona would go bust trying to sign Silva

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Barcelona’s financial problems are well known by now, with the Catalan giants essentially gambling on the sale of Frenkie De Job and mortgaging future TV deals to ensure their safety for the upcoming season, yet signing Silva would throw all of that into jeopardy and could essentially make the European titans go bust.

After all, Barcelona are already blindly playing with fire, and any more big-money moves following the signing of Robert Lewandowski would be disastrous for the club in the long-term, not like it that has stopped Xavi’s side from making hige transfers this summer.
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