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Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva signs for Manchester City - Report

Monaco's Bernardo Silva set to sign for Manchester City - sources

Manchester City have confirmed that they have signed Portuguese winger Bernardo Silva from Ligue 1 giants Monaco for an undisclosed fee.

Silva enjoyed an excellent season for Monaco helping the French side win the Ligue 1 title and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Manchester City are reportedly on the verge of announcing the capture of Bernardo Silva from AS Monaco.

Of course, the Spanish manager became all too familiar with Silva's services during Monaco's victory over Man City in the knockout round of this season's Champions League.

In what could end up being a battle of the two Manchester clubs, both United and City are prepared to offer €45m in order to close a deal with the Principality side.

'As we all know, what he did in Barcelona and Bayern Munich was incredible and we expect also here that he will win titles. But we did need another great midfielder, and we've got him.

He scored 12 goals and made six assists in 55 appearances in all competitions last season.

The 22-year-old will cost City £60million, exceeding the £54mil they shelled out for Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg.

Usually deployed on the right side, the left-footed Silva loves to pick the ball up in pockets of space in midfield.

Gael Clichy, who has also been a regular in Guardiola's side this season, will leave the club this summer after making 39 appearances since August past year.

Bernardo Silva is one of the brightest prospects in football and fits perfectly in Pep Guardiola's system.

It comes after Willy Caballero, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Jesus Navas were all released by the club.

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