Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
Paris Saint Germain are set to launch an ambitious exchnage with Manchester City for in-demand Portuguese playmaker by including Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma in sensational swap deal for the midfielder who also has multiple suitors from Saudi Arabian clubs.
Paris Saint-Germain are stepping up attempts to sign Man City’s Bernardo Silva by offering Marco Verratti and Gianluigi Donnarumma in sensational swap deal for the highly rated Portuguese midfielder who is wanted by a host of other clubs.
The French champions are hoping to lure Man City into a deal for Bernardo Silva with the three-way player swap transaction although the treble winners have already offered him a new contract, with his current deal set to expire in 2025.
Speculation has started to build that the 28-year-old could be on his way out of the Etihad, with Silva being linked to several clubs, with Mail Sport previously reporting that Al Hilal had offered him a contract that was worth £75million-per-season.
Barcelona were another side who had re-igniting their long-standing interest in the midfielder last week, with his £150,000-per-week contract set to expire in 2025. Meanwhile, City have upped their attempts to keep him, offering him a new and improved contract
According to Foot Mercato, Luis Enrique’s side are hoping to prise the Champions League winning midfielder away from Pep Guardiola’s side by offering two esteemed members of their squad, Verratti and Donnarumma.
The outlet claims that ‘optimism is in order for PSG, especially as the player is willing to join the French capital’ while claiming that the club’s sporting director, Luis Campos, has been ‘testing the waters’ with City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, by floating the names of several players they could do a swap with.
The outlet further claimed that Man City’s response was a ‘quick categorical refusal’ but also say that ‘discussions will continue’ as culled from Dailymail Sports.
RB Leipzig have officially confirmed that they have captured the services of El Chadaille Bitshiabu from Paris Saint-Germain, through their club’s official social media.
The French U19 international who signed a long-term contract to play at the Red Bull Arena until 2028 will help PSG receive €15m plus bonuses for his transfer.
Leipzig have been targeting a left-sided centre-back this summer as Joško Gvardiol is a key target for treble winners Manchester City.
The Red Bull club had initially targeted Lyon’s Castello Lukeba for the left-footed centre-back role, but with Les Gones reluctant to sell, Leipzig have now confirmed the signing of Bitshiabu.
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