Portuguese star Bernardo Silva, a Manchester City player, has been linked with a move to Barcelona this summer.
The Catalan club is having difficulty joining the player due to the English club’s demands, with team coach Pep Guardiola sticking with the player.
Manchester City surprise Barcelona with shocking decision on Silva’s future
And according to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan club made City’s first official offer to include Silva, and the English club refused.
The newspaper emphasized that Barça’s offer was to loan the player with an obligation to buy for 60 million euros.
The newspaper confirmed that the offer had been rejected and Barcelona were told that Bernardo Silva was not for sale.
And some reports suggested that the Catalan club would not rule out signing Bernardo, despite City’s rejection, due to the Portuguese’s commitment to wearing the Barça jersey.
It is worth noting that Guardiola has previously spoken about Silva’s future, saying: “We will do everything in our power to keep Bernardo Silva.
He continued by saying, “I don’t need any player who doesn’t want to be here. I want to work with people who want to stay, but we need an offer and we haven’t received it yet. If they want, they should talk to our sports director.