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Barcelona & PSG-linked Bernardo makes final decision on Manchester City future ahead of transfer deadline

08:13 BST 01/09/2022
Bernardo Silva Manchester City 2022-23
Bernardo Silva has made a final decision on his future amid the transfer rumours linking him with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
  • Bernardo had been tipped to leave
  • The Portuguese claims he's had no offers
  • Still has full trust of Pep Guardiola

WHAT HAPPENED? Bernardo Silva spoke after Manchester City's 6-0 Premier League victory against Nottingham Forest, insisting his future lies at the Etihad Stadium and that he has not received any formal offers ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

WHAT THEY SAID: "I’m going to stay at Manchester City. I haven't received any offers. I'm staying in Manchester, here I'm happy and the decision has been made," said the Portugal international.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Bernardo Silva's transfer saga had been a sideshow for City throughout the summer window, with PSG and Barcelona mooted as possible destinations. However, Guardiola had asserted that the player remains a vital cog in his system and would not be allowed to leave cheaply.

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WHAT NEXT FOR MANCHESTER CITY? Guardiola's troops will be back in Premier League action on Saturday when they take in a trip to struggling Aston Villa.