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Silva going to City


Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva

Bernardo Silva

Monaco playmaker Bernardo Silva is undergoing a medical ahead of a move to Manchester City.

City are set to win the race for the Portugal international ahead of neighbours Manchester United, who were also interested in the £50million-rated 22-year-old.

The player flew into Manchester Airport on Thursday night and it is understood negotiations are at an advanced stage with City. Silva's arrival would signal the start of manager Pep Guardiola's overhaul of a squad which finished a disappointing third in the Premier League in his first season in charge.

On Thursday the club announced the departures of goalkeeper Willy Cabellero, full-backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna - in addition to the previously-known departure of Pablo Zabaleta - and winger Jesus Navas as the clear-out of players signed by previous managers began.

Guardiola is likely to be looking for at least five new signings this summer as he seeks to close the 15-point gap to champions Chelsea.