Transfer Talk: No Silva lining for Barca as City hold firm
Manchester City are determined to keep hold of Bernardo Silva despite Barcelona's efforts to force a move.
Reports in Spain suggested the Citizens would accept a bid of around £68million if Barca can come up with the cash.
But the Mirror claim Etihad chiefs will snub any offers for the Portuguese playmaker, 27, as Pep Guardiola looks to win a fifth Premier League title in six years.
Silva has 57 goal contributions in 166 top-flight games for the Citizens and has helped them finish top of the pile four times.
Despite being in a perilous financial situation, Barca have been splashing the cash this summer with Robert Lewandowski close to joining former Leeds star Raphinha at the Camp Nou.
They are not done yet and could raise more funds if Manchester United complete a deal for Frenkie de Jong.
But despite bringing in Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips for a combined £100m, City are under no pressure to sell as they recouped plenty from flogging Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling.
Oleksandr Zinchenko could also be on the move with the Guardian reporting that the Ukrainian and Arsenal are in talks over personal terms after a £30m deal was agreed between the clubs.
In other news
Fabrizio Romano claims Chelsea have made an approach for Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe, who the French outfit value at £55m.
Newcastle, West Ham and Leeds are interested in Brentford striker Ivan Toney, according to the Mirror.
Wayne Rooney is eyeing a trio of former team-mates as he looks to improve his DC United squad with the Mail claiming Jesse Lingard, Ravel Morrison and Phil Jones are on his radar.