Spanish press reports revealed that a meeting brings together Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, and agent Jorge Mendes, at dinner, today, Monday, in Spain, to discuss the future of private talks regarding Portuguese star Bernardo Silva, Manchester City player, and the possibility of his transfer to the Catalan team in the future.
According to the Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, Matteo Alemani, sporting director, will not attend dinner tonight; Because he is in his hometown of Mallorca for vacation there.
The report indicated that Joan Laporta will open talks about Bernardo Silva, along with a number of players, such as Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, whom Manchester United is close to signing during the current summer transfers.
In a related context, the newspaper “Sport” said that Silva asked Guardiola to allow him to leave this summer, and informed his agent Jorge Mendes in order to facilitate his transfer to Barcelona.
The newspaper added that the move by the Portuguese star will push Barcelona to move to start negotiations for services, as he is expected to make an offer of 60 million euros, but the City administration will not give up the player for less than 100 million euros.
The newspaper pointed out that Silva’s arrival to Barcelona will be linked to the departure of Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United during the current summer Mercato.
Silva joined Manchester City in the summer of 2017, from the French team Monaco, in a deal worth 50 million euros.
The 27-year-old Portuguese played 249 matches in the City shirt, scoring 48 goals and providing 50 assists.
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