However, with two years left on his deal at the club, Silva has revealed that he does not have plans to renew his contract with the Premier League champions.
"He's a football genius", he admitted.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester City generated a club-record 500.5 million pounds ($655 million) as it won the Premier League by amassing an unprecedented 100 points.
"I'd like (his son Mateo) to grow up where I'm from".
Guardiola is expecting a hard afternoon as unbeaten City resume their title defence following the global break against the promoted Cottagers, who have collected four points in their last two games.
Isaac back at tropical storm strength: U.S. NHC
The National Hurricane Center said up to 3 inches of rain could fall in Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Mandatory evacuations have been issued for much of the SC and North Carolina coastline.
Tropical Storm Florence crawls inland as it batters North and SC
The rest of SC and North Carolina into southwestern Virginia will experience 5 to 10 inches, with isolated totals up to 15 inches. Officials said some 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to evacuate, but it's unclear how many did.
Terry's Chelsea return down to him, says Sarri
But I don't know [if it is possible]. "But the average (at Napoli) after the worldwide break was only 1.31 or 1.32". "At the moment I can answer City or Liverpool ".
Although Guardiola is not part of the negotiations, he wants the player to commit his long-term future to City. "It's important that Raheem and his people know how delighted we are with him and after that maybe it happens or maybe not".
"Ten years ago, the idea that 2018 would bring a fourth consecutive profitable year for Manchester City, may well have been rejected as fanciful by some commentators", Al Mubarak added. "We will always strive for more". So, yes, I've improved in that sense.
Sane, last season's PFA Young Player of the Year, has yet to start a game this term and has been handed just 30 minutes of action from the bench.
Manchester City will be expected to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when newly-promoted Fulham visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
"It depends on how I feel physically". They have really good players, experienced players and they try and (I like) the way they want to play.
"This year it's going to be very exciting", Gotze told Omnisport.