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Manchester City Star To Be Sold To Fund Moves For Harry Kane And Jack Grealish

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Manchester City Star To Be Sold To Fund Moves For Harry Kane And Jack Grealish

Manchester City are set to sell one of their Premier League champions in order to sign Harry Kane and Jack Grealish this summer.

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City have been closely linked with both Kane and Grealish this summer, in moves that would both cost at least £100 million.

On Thursday night it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy had u-turned on his original decision and is now willing to sell Kane to Pep Guardiola for £160 million.

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With Grealish also expected to cost nine figures City will have to sell someone, even with their owner's vast wealth, in order to balance the books and the squad.

According to the Sun, that player is expected to be Bernardo Silva, and claim the Portugal forward actually expected to be sold last summer before starting 24 games in last season's title win.

Silva is expected to be the one to make way for new signings. Image: PA Images
Silva is expected to be the one to make way for new signings. Image: PA Images

Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez had also been linked with moves away from the Etihad Stadium, including as potentially part of the Kane deal.

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However the report says that none of that trio will be sold and City don't need to sell any one else in the first team to fund their two huge moves.

That's due to the fact that the English champions have already made money off the sales of fringe players Lukas Nmecha, Jack Harrison and Angelino, all of whom were on loan last season.

Patrick Roberts, Yangel Herrera and Pedro Porro are also expected to follow out the door, meaning the club will have made around £70 million from sales.

City are also set to make another £12 million off Jadon Sancho's move to rivals Manchester United, thanks to his sell on clause.

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Sancho's spell at City is set to earn them some money this summer. Image: PA Images
Sancho's spell at City is set to earn them some money this summer. Image: PA Images

Kane's arrival would be an incredible replacement for Sergio Aguero, who left the club at the end of last season to join Barcelona.

Guardiola's team rarely played with a natural striker in the previous campaign, instead choosing a false nine instead, and still scored 83 goals in the league.

With the Spurs' striker's goals and Grealish's ability to create goals, and score them, the Champions League runners-up would be even more formidable going forward.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Transfer gossip, Harry Kane

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