Manchester City transfer news: Tottenham star on Guardiola's wishlist, Citizens monitor Sporting CP star and more - 20th March
Sporting’s prodigious young striker on the radar of Manchester giants
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City are leading the race to sign Sporting CP forward Rafael Leao, who is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Real Madrid.
The Portuguese starlet has been at Sporting since the age of nine and City are willing to pay as much as £22.25m for his services.
Leao, Sporting's youngest ever player to score a goal against Porto, plays off the left wing or as a striker, where he scored five goals in six games in the UEFA Youth League, plus six goals in 11 games for Sporting's second string in the Segunda Liga.
Manchester City set to battle Arsenal for Benfica youngster
According to Goal.com, top Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City are keen on signing the promising Benfica B youngster Joao Felix.
The 18-year-old, who has scored six goals this season, is also on the radar of AS Monaco, RB Salzburg, Hamburg and Borussia Monchengladbach.
Felix has a €60m release clause in his contract and is dubbed the next great footballer to come from Portugal and has immense potential to carry the tag.
Felix is a versatile attacking player who usually occupies the left wing, however, he has played across the entire attacking line for his side already this season.
Benfica could look to promote him to the main squad for the 2018/19 season along with fellow starlets Florentino Luis and Gedson Fernandes.
Manchester City join Real Madrid in the race to sign Harry Kane
According to the Daily Star, Manchester City are planning to rival Real Madrid for Harry Kane this summer by offering the Tottenham Hotspur striker a more lucrative contract.
City, who have dominated the league this season, owning a 16-point lead at the top and looking set to be crowned champions, are the frontrunners to lure the top target of La Liga giants.
Kane has bagged 35 goals this season, including 24 in the Premier League, and has been the best exponent of Mauricio Pochettino's side in the high-pressure games.
Despite having Sergio Aguero on the squad, Pep Guardiola wants the 24-year-old Englishman because he is younger and has developed into a sensation.
Kane is capable of leading the line and linking well with others, while, Aguero has sometimes struggled with the demands of Guardiola's relentless playing style.
However, signing Kane wouldn't be easy as the England international will reportedly cost in excess of £200 million.