Paris Saint-Germain are working on a deal to sign Bernardo Silva from Manchester City as the Qatar-owned club seek to strengthen a squad they hope can win a first Champions League title.
While PSG face competition from Barcelona for the Portugal international, they are not operating under the same financial constraints as the Catalan club and are confident that Silva will move to Paris if a fee can be agreed.
Silva has been identified as a top target for PSG this summer and the French club are said to be “confident that he will move to Paris if a fee can be agreed.”
Barcelona have also been strongly linked with the midfielder, who has scored 48 goals in 253 games for City since joining the club in a £43.5m move from Monaco in 2017.
But the Catalan club’s ongoing financial troubles have hampered their attempts to sign the Portugal international this summer.
An asking price of €80m (£67m) has reportedly been floated by City for Silva, who was one of the club’s stand-out players last season.
He scored eight goals and provided three assists to help Pep Guardiola’s side claim their fourth Premier League title in five seasons.
In July, French outlet Le Parisien claimed PSG were keen to sign Silva in a swap deal with Brazilian star Neymar heading to the Etihad.
Silva is yet to make a start for City this season as the speculation surrounding his future continues.