Barcelona president Joan Laporta has acknowledged he would like to bring Manchester City star, Bernado Silva, to Camp Nou as the Spanish club rekindles interest in the player.
Following City’s historic treble victory last season, the Portuguese midfielder has been the subject of rumours that he may depart the Etihad.
According to rumours, the Saudi club Al Hilal had given him a £75 million contract to become the newest player to relocate to the Middle East.
Also, in an effort to sign the 28-year-old, French club PSG are interested in Silva and has reportedly offered a player-exchange deal.
Currently, Barcelona president Joan Laporta wants to recruit the midfielder for the Spanish giants, according to Footmercato.
Silva’s £150,000-per-week contract with City is slated to expire in 2025, so the team wants to offer him a new contract to stave off bidders and keep him in Manchester.
Silva has been an essential member of Guardiola’s team since he joined from Monaco for £43 million in 2017, and City would like him to still remain at the club.
In 306 games for the Citizens in all competitions, he has since scored 55 goals and provided 59 assists.
As City won the Premier League, FA Cup, and their first-ever Champions League last season, Silva scored seven goals in 55 appearances.
Although Silva’s former Manchester City teammate Ilkay Gundogan had already been signed by Barcelona this summer, the Portugal international is still a top target for Xavi’s club as they attempt to retain their La Liga crown.
However, the club is still in a precarious financial position, so any deal for Silva would need to be made to work.