JUVENTUS are monitoring Bernardo Silva’s situation at Manchester City with a view to a swoop in the January transfer window.
But the English champs are likely to fight off any interest in the Portuguese international who has enjoyed an outstanding start to the season.
The former Monaco man, 27, has almost four years remaining on his contract at the Etihad so it would need an enormous bid to even get City to the table.
And he has started in six of their seven Prem matches so far – scoring a vital winner in the victory at Leicester last month.
His attitude and ability has won praise from Pep Guardiola.
Indeed, the City boss hailed Bernardo as ‘one of the best players in the world’ last month.
But Juventus may be aware that Bernardo could have been the man to make way if City’s plans to sign Harry Kane had materialised in the summer.
He was keen to go and play in Spain for personal reasons and would have welcomed a move to one of the top clubs over there.
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However nothing suitable came along and Bernardo ended up staying.
And even though the arrival of Jack Grealish for a British record £100 million fee could have restricted his chances, he has become one of the first names on Guardiola’s team-sheet again.
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The City boss said last month: “All I want is for him to be happy because he deserves the best.
“If, at the end, he wants to leave and decides to go, the only thing I can say is that the club that gets Bernardo is going to take one of the best players in the world.
“Is he happier? You cannot play in this way if you are not happy – it’s impossible.”
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