JUVENTUS is monitoring Bernardo Silva’s situation at Manchester City with regard to a fall in the January transfer window.
But the English champions are likely to fend off interest in the Portuguese international, who made an excellent start to the season.
The 27-year-old former Monaco man still has a contract with Etihad for almost four years, so an enormous offer would be required to bring City to the table at all.
And he’s started in six of their seven Prem games so far – and scored an important winning goal in their win at Leicester last month.
His attitude and skill were praised by Pep Guardiola.
In fact, City boss Bernardo praised Bernardo as “one of the best players in the world” last month.
But Juventus may be aware that Bernardo could have been the man who could make way if City’s plans to sign Harry Kane had been realized in the summer.
He wanted to play in Spain for personal reasons and would have welcomed a move to one of the top clubs there.
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However, nothing suitable came up and Bernardo stayed.
And while Jack Grealish’s arrival for a record £ 100million UK fee could have cut his chances, he’s back one of the top names on Guardiola’s roster.
The City boss said last month: “All I want is for him to be happy because he deserves the best.
“If he wants to leave in the end and decides to leave, all I can say is that the club that brings Bernardo will take one of the best players in the world.
“Is he happier? You can’t play like that if you’re not happy – it’s impossible. “
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