According to the Daily Mail, talks are already underway over the Portugal international leaving Manchester, with Jorge Mendes in discussions with both Barcelona and Atletico over a possible switch to La Liga.
The report claims that Silva favours a move to Camp Nou but would also consider joining up with the current Spanish champions to work under Diego Simeone.
Citizens boss Pep Guardiola is allegedly keen to keep hold of the Portuguese but will not stand in his way if he wants to seek pastures new during this summer's transfer window.
Silva, who is said to want to be closer to Portugal due to personal issues, is believed to be valued by Man City in the region of £51.5m.
The playmaker scored five times and contributed nine assists in 45 appearances for the Premier League champions during the 2020-21 campaign. body check tags ::