Barcelona to compete with AC Milan for Man City’s top star ahead of the final days of the summer transfer
The summer transfer window is into its final month for the major European leagues, which means the biggest clubs are looking to make a splash in the market before the new season begins. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here.
AC Milan will face competition from Barcelona over Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, who is attracting interest from Camp Nou, according to Le10 Sport.
The arrival of Jack Grealish at City has left the Portugal star’s minutes in the first team uncertain, and it is now believed that Ronald Koeman’s side are considering a move for Silva.
The 27-year-old, who has been linked with Milan in recent weeks, contributed to eight goals in 24 Premier League starts last season and was also involved in Portugal’s campaign at Euro 2020 this summer.
Silva joined Man City from Monaco in 2017 after coming through Benfica’s youth system and has been an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s tenure, winning three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four EFL Cups since arriving at the Etihad.
With Barcelona still dealing with injury absences — like Philippe Coutinho and Ansu Fati — as well as the departure of Lionel Messi, a playmaker like Silva could be an interesting addition if the Catalan club can overcome their financial difficulties and find a way to bring him to Spain.