Barcelona eyeing move for Manchester City midfielder

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Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell key midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United this summer for a reported £70million and have identified a Manchester City midfielder as his replacement.

According to a report on Daily Mail, Barcelona boss Xavi wants Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva as replacement for De Jong.

Bernardo’s contract at the Etihad runs until 2025 putting Manchester City in a strong position to ignore any attempt to sign the Portuguese midfielder.

It will take a hefty fee to convince Manchester City to sell Bernardo to Barcelona and the Spanish side are currently unable to afford that due to their financial difficulties.