Manchester City have not agreed to sell Bernardo Silva to Barcelona for a fee below €80m (£68m), according to Goal reporter Jonathan Smith.
Reports in Spain had suggested that a deal was in place for the Portuguese international to make the switch to the Camp Nou but Smith has described those claims as “nonsense”:
Reports that Barca have an agreement with City for Bernardo Silva are "nonsense"
— Jonathan Smith (@jonnysmiffy) August 9, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are not quite sure what to make about the conflicting reports about Silva, but they are hoping that City hold out for a sizeable figure if Barca do come calling before the transfer window closes:
Man City still alive here
— Tauseef¹⁷ (@mcfc_tee) August 9, 2022
— Melih (@MtMcfc) August 9, 2022
No smoke without fire. Seems Bernardo wants to leave
— ?️ ?️ ?️ (@ApolloWKasirye) August 9, 2022
Please be true
— xagon (@XagonW) August 9, 2022
I knew itt
— . Charley (@satturdaycity) August 9, 2022
We know Bernardo Silva will go but not that silly amount of money they are talking about???
— Mr Blerk✨ (@blerkview_) August 9, 2022
never been more confused
— Ethan’? (@cityetihads) August 9, 2022
£100m or walk away
— ?TimMan_city? (@Tim_mosima) August 9, 2022
There has been a lot of talk about Silva being interested in a move to Spain, but any deal will depend on Barcelona’s ability to raise the requisite funds.
It is widely assumed that a move for Silva will be made once they sell Frenkie de Jong but, despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United, the Dutchman has still not left Spain.