Date: 25th January 2023 at 8:22am
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Manchester City meet Premier League leaders Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, with a place in the last 16 of the competition at stake. 

Pep Guardiola’s side have already fallen five points behind The Gunners, who also have a game in hand on the reigning champions, but the Spaniard will see the FA Cup as a good chance to add to his trophy collection.

Halfway through the Premier League season, The Citizens have already lost three matches; the same amount that they lost throughout the entirety of their title-winning campaign last term.

Now, it appears that there could be more bad news for Guardiola, as one of Europe’s biggest clubs could be interested in one of City’s biggest stars.

According to The Sun, Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is trying to persuade those in charge of the club to make a move for Bernardo Silva.

The report claims that Silva, who has requested to leave the club before, is set for talks about his future at the end of the current season.

During the last two summer transfer window, Silva has asked that City consider offers for him as he looked to move closer to his native Portugal.

PSG could attempt to sign Silva this summer

The midfielder has ultimately stayed put in Manchester so far, but Mbappe is now pushing for PSG to attempt to sign the 28-year-old.

Silva and Mbappe played together during their time with French side Monaco, before both players departed the club in 2017.

During the 2016/17 campaign, both Silva and Mbappe were crucial in propelling Monaco to the Ligue 1 title, with the pair providing a total of 45 combined goals and assists.

Since arriving in England, the midfielder has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best midfielders.

The Portugal international has made 280 appearances for City across all competitions, scoring 50 goals and providing 56 assists.

In that time, he has also lifted 11 trophies, including four Premier League titles.

Despite PSG’s potential interest, Silva is still contracted to City until 2025, which means City are under very little pressure to sell the player.

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