Al-Hilal are preparing a tempting proposal to lure Manchester City striker Bernardo Silva to Saudi Arabia this summer, according to CBS Sports.
Silva’s long-term future at Man City remains uncertain, with the Portuguese forward keen to explore new options but a move to the Middle East is not believed to be in his plans.
However, this has not deterred Al-Hilal from pushing ahead with plans to sign Silva amid reports claiming they are preparing a €70m bid for the mesmerizing winger.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has been open about his desire to keep Silva at the Etihad Stadium, but the club will not stand in his way if the right offer comes along.
Man City could be open to negotiating a fee if Silva remains adamant about a summer exit, but the Saudi-based club will need to convince the versatile forward to leave Europe and move to Asia.
Al-Hilal are ready to offer Silva a salary package worth an eye-watering €50m-a-year – a proposal that vastly dwarfs what he currently earns in Manchester.
They are reportedly confident of winning the race to land Silva’s signature, with PSG currently embroiled in a Kylian Mbappe transfer saga while Barca are unable to finance a move for the winger.
Al-Hilal have already signed Ruben Neves from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer and are also closing in on a €40m move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Hakim Ziyech has formally rejected a revised contract proposal with Al-Nassr after the Moroccan failed a medical.
Ziyech agreed a three-year contract with the Riyadh club, but they decided to cut their initial offer by 40% after medical tests showed results on the Moroccan’s knee and hip.
The transfer has now collapsed, but their Saudi-based counterparts Al-Ahli could swoop for Ziyech’s services if they fail to land primary target Riyad Mahrez from Man City later this year.