£60m Man City star too expensive for Barcelona as Spanish giants target another Man City player

Spanish giants Barcelona are no longer interested in signing Bernardo Silva due to Manchester City’s asking price of £60million and will instead look to sign City captain Ilkay Gundogan as a free agent this summer, according to Daily Star.

The report adds: “Barcelona are stepping up the hunt for Ilkay Gundogan – while ending interest in fellow Manchester City ace Bernardo Silva.

“Both Etihad midfielders have been on the radar of the Spanish giants for the best part of a year.

“However, due to their ongoing financial crisis, Barcelona have decided they cannot afford the £60million required to prise Silva away from the English champions.

“Gundogan’s representatives were in Barcelona during the recent international break to discuss the increasingly-likely switch.

“Meanwhile, Barcelona have informed Silva’s advisors that a big-money transfer to the Nou Camp is no longer on the cards for the former Monaco and Benfica ace.”