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PSG ready to take on Barcelona in last-gasp transfer battle for Bernardo Silva as Man City star eyes Etihad exit | The Sun

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN reportedly remain keen on signing Manchester City star Bernardo Silva with just days remaining in the transfer window.

The midfielder, 28, has been a key target for Barcelona for much of the summer.

But it was PSG who had a £59million bid rejected for Silva by City this week, report Sky Sports.

Despite the setback, PSG still hope to complete a deal, though they believe it could be too late with the window closing on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.

Barcelona are also tracking Silva and were believed to be prepared to sell three players in order to fund a move – including Chelsea transfer target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

City value Silva highly and Pep Guardiola hinted that his sale is unlikely because finding a replacement in under a week would prove difficult.

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The Spaniard said after City's draw with Barcelona on Wednesday: "He is our player. We want him to be with us because he is very important.

"Having said that, I don't want anyone to be unhappy. But I don't want him to leave because he is a superlative player.

"As a player and as a person, he is one of the best I have ever had. In any competition he is the best player.

"If an offer arrives there are seven days left and if Bernardo leaves we would have to go to the market and not it's easy."

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Silva has proved his importance over the last two games – scoring key goals in City's comebacks against Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

The Portuguese scored a brilliant solo effort against the Eagles on Saturday to spark City's comeback, with Erling Haaland's hat-trick sealing a 4-2 victory.

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