PSG ‘offered Neymar to Manchester City in swap deal with French giants who want Bernardo Silva in return’
- Manchester City ‘turned down the chance to sign PSG superstar Neymar’
- The French champions wanted to include Bernardo Silva in the deal
- Neymar had a difficult season with PSG last season when they struggled
City have already made a string of big signings this summer but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing to be linked with another big signing in recent weeks.
Neymar has had five years of ups and downs at PSG since his world record transfer and was even booed by his own fans after another disaster Champions League departure last season.
PSG Man City reportedly offered Neymar (R) but wanted Bernardo Silva (L) in return.
Speculations about his future were rife this summer after club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi refused to rule out a sack for the 30-year-old.
and The Parisian claim the Brazilian was offered to City in a swap deal, with the English champions one of the few clubs able to afford his £600,000-a-week wages.
However, City declined to start talks about a potential deal for Neymar – as PSG wanted Silva in return.
The Portugal international has become one of the lowest-rated players in recent seasons and Pep Guardiola has no plans to let him go.
Neymar contributed 13 goals and eight assists in another injury-related season last season.
Guardiola rejected a move for the player on Tuesday.
“I’m sorry, but it’s not true,” he said. “This information is incorrect. Neymar is an incredible player and the information I have is an incredibly nice guy. But it’s not right. Every summer (so they say) Manchester City will buy 150 players.’