Man City playmaker Bernardo Silva is planning transfer talks with Pep Guardiola to resolve his future, according to a report.

The 26-year-old helped City to win the Premier League title last term but is worried about the amount of game time he will receive this season.

The arrival of Jack Grealish for £100million has added to Guardiola’s attacking options, which also includes Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus.

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When asked about Silva leaving the club this summer, Guardiola said on Friday: “Not just Bernardo, there are two, three, four players who want to leave but they are our players under contract and when they bring some offers and want to leave, we are open to discuss for absolutely everything with all the players in the squad.

“But it depends on them and otherwise they continue to train and I decide if they play or don’t play.”

Following those comments, Silva wants to speak with his manager to discuss a move.

That’s according to The Sun, who claim that the Portugal international has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Etihad.

He is keen to leave for Spain amid interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

City won’t entertain any offers below £45million, which is what they paid for him back in 2017.

That sum will automatically rule Barca out of the race as they are struggling financially at the moment.

Star player Lionel Messi is free to leave after a new five-year deal came to a half due to ‘financial obstacles’.

Atletico are in a better position and could launch a bid before the transfer window shuts.

Silva has won plenty of trophies with City since joining from Monaco.

His trophy cabinet includes three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, four League Cups and two Community Shields.

He has the chance to add to his tally later on Saturday as Guardiola’s men face Leicester in the Community Shield.

Silva isn’t the only player who could leave the Etihad this month.

Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus is attracting interest from Juventus.

However, City will likely need to bring in a new striker, such as Harry Kane, before allowing Jesus to move on.


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