In a frustrating turn of events for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), their relentless pursuit of Bernardo Silva has come to a screeching halt as Manchester City remains adamant about retaining their star player. Despite a year-long effort to secure the Portuguese international’s services, PSG’s hopes have been dashed, leaving them with no choice but to abandon their pursuit.
Having identified Silva as a target a year ago, PSG, with the support of his agent Jorge Mendes, had managed to convince the player to join them this summer. However, their advances have been met with a resolute refusal from Manchester City, creating an insurmountable obstacle for the French club.
PSG left no stone unturned in their pursuit of Silva. Their initial approach was made in the summer of 2022, where the player expressed his willingness to explore new challenges and considered offers from clubs like Paris and Barcelona. However, Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, immediately vetoed any potential move. Undeterred, PSG vowed to revisit the situation a year later, with Luis Campos leading the charge. For the past year, the club has been tirelessly working towards securing Silva’s signature, but their efforts have been in vain.
As reported by the10sport.com, PSG submitted two transfer offers to Manchester City for Silva. However, both offers were swiftly rejected by the English club. It became clear that City had no intention of parting ways with their playmaker, despite his recent desire to leave the club. Guardiola remains steadfast in his decision to retain Silva, and PSG has finally conceded defeat.
With the realization that breaking through Manchester City’s defensive stance would require a staggering offer of €100 million, PSG has reluctantly shifted their focus towards Ousmane Dembele. The Frenchman, currently with Barcelona, has a release clause of €50 million (with half of the amount going to Dembele himself). Sources indicate that negotiations between PSG, Barcelona, and Dembele are progressing positively, and a deal is expected to be reached by tonight.
In conclusion, PSG’s pursuit of Bernardo Silva has come to an abrupt end, as Manchester City refuses to entertain any offers for the Portuguese midfielder. The French club has now turned their attention to Ousmane Dembele, with negotiations underway to secure his services. The outcome of these discussions will shape PSG’s future as they continue to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.