MANCHESTER CITY are set to ramp up their bid to make Jack Grealish England’s first £100million signing – before smashing that record with a £150m move for Harry Kane.
Man City have ramped up their bid to sign £100m-rated Aston Villa star Jack GrealishCredit: Getty
Man City are also in pole position to sign wantaway £150m Tottenham star Harry KaneCredit: PA
The Etihad side are believed to be in pole position to sign the reigning Premier League Golden Boot winner.
Man City have already been crowned Premier League kings while also winning the Carabao Cup this season, with the Champions League final against Chelsea still to come.
But Guardiola is determined to bolster his squad in bid to keep his side on top.
And the Spaniard wants his team to have a decidedly homegrown core, with Kane and Grealish joining emerging superstar Phil Foden in attack.
Man Utd are another club to have been linked with Grealish in recent months.
But City believe they have the edge thanks to Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.
The Etihad giants have a buy-back option on the Brazilian midfielder they sold to Villa in 2019.
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City could be prepared to let Luiz stay at Villa Park if it gave them a run at Grealish this summer.
Grealish only signed a lucrative, five-year contract at the Midlands club last September – with four years still to run.
That means City will have to splash the big bucks to bring him to Eastlands.
And Guardiola may have to break the transfer record for an English player, currently held by Man Utd’s £85m captain Harry Maguire.
It’s expected City will have to pay £100m for Grealish.
But that won’t deter them from making a move for Kane, too – with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy expected to not sell for anything less than £150m.
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