ASTON VILLA are in the running to sign Manchester City star Bernardo Silva.
That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've included the Villans in their list of potential destinations for the Portuguese playmaker.
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SunSport exclusively revealed that the Citizens are poised to complete a £160million deal for Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.
But the champions' spending-spree doesn't stop there with England midfielder Jack Grealish also tipped to arrive at the Etihad.
The pair are likely to cost a combined £225m.
And SunSport understand that manager Pep Guardiola will need to offload ONE first-team player to finance the double swoop.
Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Jesus have all been linked with moves.
Bernardo Silva next club – Sky Bet odds
- Atletico Madrid – 4/1
- Barcelona – 6/1
- Aston Villa – 16/1
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Bernardo is considered the more likely candidate having been linked with Barcelona earlier this year.
The 26-year-old, who arrived at City from Monaco for £43m in 2017, was a casualty of rotation for much of last season.
He missed 12 top-flight games, the FA Cup final and made a three-minute cameo in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
With Silva unsettled in Manchester, attentions have turned to his next destination.
La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are considered favourites at odds of 4/1.
Reports have claimed the player's agent, Jorge Mendes, has held preliminary discussions with Atletico chiefs about a switch.
Barcelona are next in the betting market at 6/1 although their financial situation makes any major swoop look unlikely.
Third and finally in the market is Premier League Aston Villa at 16s.
Dean Smith's side risk losing Grealish and are known to have made several failed bids for Arsenal No.10 Emile Smith Rowe.
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