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Five players Manchester City could sell to fund Harry Kane and Jack Grealish signings

Five players Manchester City could sell to fund Harry Kane and Jack Grealish signings

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Manchester City have long been linked with moves for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, and it seems that this summer the moves can finally be materialised.

Last month reports claimed that the Cityzens will make a bid for Grealish once the Euros are over and they are fully confident they can sign the Aston Villa skipper.

Kane’s situation is a little bit complicated taking into account his €120m market price and negotiating difficulties with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.

However, both moves are likely to happen, so here are five players City could sell this summer to fund Grealish and Kane signings.

Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus
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The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from the Etihad after falling out of favour under Pep Guardiola.

Jesus was supposed to become Sergio Aguero’s successor after his departure, however, it seems that City boss is looking for different type of striker.

Juventus have recently been linked with a move for the 24-year-old, however, the Serie A side’s financial difficulties might lead for a loan move eventually.

Jesus has spent four years at City since his move from Palmeiras, played 195 games, scored 82 goals and provided 34 assists.

Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy in action for Manchester City
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Mendy’s future at the Etihad is not certain and any new additions on the left-back position would result the Frenchman’s departure.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is currently the first-choice for that position.

The 27-year-old, alike Jesus, joined City four years go, played 73 games, netted twice and registered 12 assists.

Bernardo Silva

Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva
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Silva will reportedly be allowed to leave the club this summer after wishing for the exit for over a year.

Guardiola wants the Portugal international to stay, however, the club hierarchy are willing to cash in on the midfielder.

Atletico Madrid are also said to be interested in signing the 26-year-old.

Silva joined the Cityzens back in 2017 from Monaco and since then he made 201 appearances, scored 35 and assisted 44 goals.

Aymeric Laporte

Aymeric Laporte celebrating his match winner against Tottenham in Carabao Cup
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Laporte, who had an amazing campaign with Spain at the Euros, could also be put up for sale by City.

Both Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in signing the centre-back and since he didn’t have enough game time under Guardiola, he could be sold as well.

The 27-year-old moved to the Etihad from Athletic Bilbao back in 2018 and has played 111 games so far.

Raheem Sterling

Laporte dropped, Sterling to start: How Manchester City could line up against Borussia Dortmund
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The England international, who had a stellar campaign with the Three Lions this Euros, could also be offloaded by City.

The 26-year-old didn’t have his best season with the Cityzens last term, despite winning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup and reaching to the Champions League final for the first time in their history.

Guardiola wasn’t starting him often last season, and the player is set to be attracting attention form Barcelona as well.

Sterling joined City back in 2015, and since then he made 292 appearances, netted 114 times and provided 87 assists.

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