The Hebei Fortune chief is planning an £80m swoop for the Etihad aces, as China continue to invest in big-name players.

SunSport understand Pellegrini is willing to pay around £50m for Silva and £30m for Nasri, while also giving them a HUGE pay-rise.

It is believed Silva does NOT want to leave the Etihad, and is happy under Pep Guardiola with two-years left on his deal.

French winger Nasri – on loan at Spanish giants Sevilla – is thought to be open to talks over a move to China.