Reports: Man City eyeing €70m Bernardo Silva replacement – why Milan are keen observers

By Oliver Fisher -

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has claimed that he will not stand in the way of Bernardo Silva if he wants to join Barcelona, and the situation could impact AC Milan.

Guardiola spoke during his pre-match press conference ahead of City’s opening game of the season against West Ham United and he was quizzed on what the future might hold for Bernardo Silva as he continues to be linked with a move the Barca.

“I would love for Bernardo to continue here, a very special player in the locker room. But I don’t know what will happen. What happens will happen, if he stays is perfect, if he has to leave it’s because football is like this,” he said (via Sportskeeda).

“Players have desire and I’m not a person to stop a person desire in life. A football career is so short. I’m a small part of the club, I have to speak to the club, they decide and I say okay.”

How does this impact Milan? Well, as per Fabrizio Romano City chiefs view Lucas Paqueta as an option to replace to Portugal international if he does indeed swap Manchester for Catalonia. Paqueta was one of the stand-out stars in Ligue 1 last season and continues to attract interest from top clubs.

According to MilanLive among other sources, Milan will collect a percentage of the proceeds from a potential resale of Paqueta and the Ligue 1 side want €70m to sell the Brazilian. The Rossoneri will have the right to collect 15% of that sum, which would be €10.5m.


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  1. I hope, for Milan’s sake, that Paqueta transfers for 70 mil.
    But, based on what achievement has Paqueta value increased from 20 mil that Milan sold him for, to 70 mil.
    The football world has gone crazy

  2. To be completely honest hope this move doesnt happen since the 10.5M will be going to Gordon Singer’s pockets then

  3. why couldn’t we extract paqueta’s full potential when we had him? we are happy now for some reselling clause cash… so sad.

    1. Bcs it was all in his head bro. Think about it: if you don’t speak french or Italian in the Milan squad, you scrued. He was never happy at Milan At least in Lyon he found some Brazilian/Portuguese blood

      Hauge same thing, allthough he just isn’t good enough

  4. In Man city we are not need a player paqueta we need barca super star dembele if city have dembele sure erling will score morethan 40 goal with header and legs do to the dembeles drabbling and accelaration pep pls sign dembele this year and sold barca silva city need dembele not paqueta

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