Manchester City are gearing up for a major summer window to boost their chances of landing the coveted UEFA Champions League trophy for the first time, after coming painfully close last season.
The Premier League champions finished as the runners-up in the last season’s UCL and will hope to get their hands on the trophy next season.
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For now, City have been tipped as the favorites to sign the English duo of Jack Grealish and Harry Kane. Having said that, the Premier League champions are also said to sell off a few players to generate the funds required to sign Kane and Grealish.
Both Kane and Grealish are expected to cost City in an excess of £100 million with the asking price for Harry Kane expected to go up to £150 million.
The likes of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte, and Joao Cancelo have all been linked with a move away from the club and numerous reports suggest that the players are attracting interest from Spain in particular, with FC Barcelona said to be keeping a close eye on their status.
With the current financial situation that the Blaugrana is stuck in, a straight cash-deal is impossible for the former La Liga champions to pull through, and hence they are expected to engage in swap deals this summer.
Earlier, there were numerous reports which emerged claiming that Pep Guardiola offered as many as seven players to Barcelona to sign Sergi Roberto and Ousmane Dembele but that is not the case as MEN understands that Manchester City will not be making any swap deals this summer.
Barcelona have already signed Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero as free agents this summer and are said to be close to finalizing the transfer of Memphis Depay as well.
Recently, Pep Guardiola met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta at a charity event in Spain and numerous reports of a possible series of swap deals between the two clubs have emerged since then.