Pep Guardiola, Man City refusing to sell Bernardo Silva to PSG

Bayern Muenchen v Manchester City - Preseason Friendly
Bayern Muenchen v Manchester City - Preseason Friendly / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Bernardo Silva has been the top priority target for PSG during this summer transfer window, but Manchester City's current inclinations are standing in the way of any potential move.

The player has been linked with PSG for several weeks, expressing his desire to embark on a new challenge in the city of light after winnint the Champions League with Man City last year.

However, Manchester City, considering his impressive performances during the 2022-23 season, is not eager to entertain the idea of letting go of one of their star players.

Despite PSG's hopes of completing the transfer, the situation has become notably difficult. Fabrizio Romano, reporting for CaughtOffside, reveals that Man City, led by a stubborn Pep Guardiola, are "currently closing the door on the matter."

With the recent departures of Ilkay Gundogan and Ryad Mahrez to Barcelona and Saudi Arabia respectively, and uncertainties surrounding the future of Kyle Walker, Man City are reluctant to weaken their squad further by parting ways with another senior player.

Pep Guardiola sees Bernardo Silva as "a crucial figure for the upcoming season" and reportedly "intends to rely on him significantly." As a result, a contract extension is likely to be offered to Silva in the near future in order to calm his thirst for new adventures away from Manchester.

It appears that Bernardo Silva will not engage in any confrontations with his current management to force a departure from Manchester this summer, according to sources feeding information to football insider Fabrizio Romano.

The decision ultimately rests on PSG, who now face the challenge of tactfully navigating the situation to achieve their desired outcome.

That said, as much as PSG might want to poach the attacking midfielder from Man City, the very own player will play a rather large part in whether or not he ends up joining PSG, as it might take him to request a transfer away from City in order for that to happen.

More PSG News