Manchester City reportedly offered £67 million to Barcelona for Bernardo Silva in order to fund a bid for Lyon midfielder Lucas Paqueta.
Silva was one of City’s standout performers last season, but he has been linked with a move away from the Etihad, with Barcelona and PSG both interested in the midfielder.
According to reports, City manager Pep Guardiola is unwilling to sell Silva this summer after allowing Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko to leave the club.
But the Premier League champions appear to have changed their stance and are now willing to consider selling the Portugal international – for the right price.
French publication L’Equipe claim City has offered Silva to Barcelona, slapping a £67m price tag on the former Monaco man.
And the same report claims City is considering a bid for Lyon star Paqueta.
Brazil international Paqueta has scored 20 goals in 76 games for Lyon since joining the Ligue 1 side from AC Milan in 2020.
He has also made 33 appearances for the Brazilian national side, scoring seven times.
Arsenal and Newcastle United have also been linked with the attacking midfielder, who is said to be valued at around £68m by Lyon.
The city could make a move for the Brazilian if Silva leaves this summer but it is unclear if Barcelona would be able to afford to pay the Premier League club’s desired transfer fee for the Portuguese.