Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants Bernardo Silva to stay, but remains unsure about his future

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola doesn’t know what the future holds for midfielder Bernardo Silva, as the player continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona.

While the La Liga giants are yet to submit a formal bid, talk of a summer move for Silva has been gathering pace. 

Pep Guardiola, who is gearing up for Man City's first match of the new Premier League season against West Ham, revealed he doesn't want the Portugal international to join the summer exodus which already includes Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

"I said many times, my satisfaction training the guys was massive, it was really good," said the City boss. "I was comfortable working with Oleks, Raheem, Gabriel, incredible characters that helped us achieve what we achieved.

"Sometimes for the club, sometimes for the players, sometimes for the agent, sometimes you have to divide our path.

"Especially the desire of the player is the most important thing. Of course I would love Bernardo to continue here, he is a special player for us. But I don't know what is going to happen.

"What happens will happen and if he stays it is perfect and in the end if he has to leave it is because football is like this, the player has a desire, I will not be a person to stop a desire for the people.

"When you are a football player it is so short, you don't realise and it is nearly over. The player will have to talk to the club and I have never ever been involved in that.

"I want the best for the player. I want Bernardo to stay here, 100%. He is an important player for me. He is special for me, I don't know what is going to happen. Man City, as far as I know, we didn't get an offer. Anything. Last season either.

"Bernardo is ready, training really well and he's ready for Sunday. That's it."

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