Pep Guardiola is reportedly confident of landing Tottenham full-back Danny Rose this summer, as long as Spurs secure their replacement.
The Manchester City boss is targeting Rose for City’s defence and is believed to be willing to spend £50million on the England international.
Rose only signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the north London side months ago, but City can allegedly offer a deal worth double.
The Daily Mirror state that Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Vincent Kompany are all set to move on from the Blues as Pep continues his overhaul of the squad.
Spurs are not in a position where they need to sell players, but the rebuilding of White Hart Lane means that a huge offer might not be turned down, the report goes on to state.
Instead, the deal may hinge on Spurs’ ability to find a replacement, and they will look towards Manchester United’s Luke Shaw to fill any hole left.
Shaw’s days at Old Trafford seem to be numbered, and the Mirror claims that his name has already been circulated to several agents.
The deal would effectively mean swapping one England international for another, but with a potential £20-30m profit made, which Daniel Levy may not be able to resist.