Barcelona have assured Bernardo Silva that he is their top transfer target for 2023 and they will push ahead with a deal as soon as they can, sources have told 90min.

The Spanish giants made a move for Silva late in the summer window and they even agreed personal terms with the 28-year-old.

90min revealed at the time that City were standing firm on Silva and had no intention of letting him leave, just months after he agreed a contract extension at the Etihad.

Silva was keen to join the new Barca project under Joan Laporta and Xavi, which has already made waves this summer with a host of new signings, headlined by Robert Lewandowski.