Manchester City report: Midfielder to be offered huge new deal to fend off interest

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in a press conference
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Manchester City are reportedly preparing to offer a substantial new contract to Bernardo Silva, after a summer of speculation over the midfielder's future.

Silva has been linked with Barcelona and PSG but could soon put pen to paper on an improved deal to stay at the Etihad Stadium.

The 28-year-old isn't out of contract with the Premier League champions until 2025, but that doesn't appear to be long enough for Pep Guardiola.

According to the Daily Star, the City boss has instructed the club to table an extension offer worth twice as much as Silva's current deal – which is said to be worth £150,000 per week.

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva celebrates

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The report adds that City looked to quash interest in Silva this summer by demanding £80m for the Portugal international – but getting him to agree fresh terms might just fend off any suitors for the foreseeable future.

Silva joined City from Monaco for £43m in July 2017 and has gone on to make over 250 appearances for the club, collecting a Premier League winners' medal in each of his five seasons at the Etihad Stadium.

He enjoyed the best scoring campaign of his career last term, netting 13 times in all competitions as Guardiola's side retained their league crown and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

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