Manchester City would be happy to let many players find another club, claims former Premier League defender Michael Ball.

Bernardo Silva has been an integral part of the Man City squad ever since he arrived at the Etihad for £40million in 2017. However, over the past couple of seasons, the Portuguese playmaker has fallen out of starting contention under manager Pep Guardiola.

Now that Pep has added another midfielder into the mix, Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100million, it looks even more certain that Bernardo could be on his way out of Manchester.

According to the Sun, City could possibly use Silva as a make-weight to purchase the unsettled Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.

Only time will tell if this will be a transfer Silva favours, but City have many other alternatives to use in a player plus cash deal to sign the three-time golden boot winner.

On the matter, former City player Ball exclusively told Read Man City: “I think Bernardo Silva is frustrated with his game time under Pep and Pep’s already come out and said, not just regarding Bernardo but many players, if they’re unhappy with the amount of game time they’re getting then go and find yourself another club.

“This is the way Pep wants to see City going forward to be successful, if you don’t want to be a part of it then go and find a decent club for the future.”

The 27-year-old playmaker still has another four years left on his contract, which means City will likely demand a hefty fee for Bernardo or use him in a swap deal.