January 06 According to the latest report from ESPN Manchester reporter Rob Dawson, sources told
ESPN, Manchester City are planning to revamp their midfield in the summer, but will have to look at the future of Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan before deciding on the funds needed.
Manchester City intends to sign Dortmund’s Bellingham, but the Premier League champions will face competition from Liverpool and Real Madrid, and Bellingham’s future transfer fee may be as high as 100 million pounds + high additional terms.
If both Silva and Gundogan leave, they may need to bring in more than one new midfielder.
Gundogan is out of contract and Silva has made no secret of his desire to leave after six years at the club.
But Pep Guardiola won’t stop him and City will be expecting a lucrative transfer fee should he decide to leave.
The 28-year-old Silva, whose contract expires in 2025, has attracted interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, and Camp Nou planned to introduce him last summer.
Additionally, sources have told ESPN that City have a good relationship with Dortmund after signing Haaland and Akanji.