Everton chase in-demand Manchester City man

Date published: Tuesday 9th July 2019 12:37 - Matthew Briggs

Everton are one of a host of clubs looking to sign Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, claim reports.

The England man was linked with Everton over the weekend in The Sun and now Sky Sports understands there is “significant interest” in Delph.

The 29-year-old Bradford-born midfielder has one year remaining on his current deal with the champions, and Sky say Delph “has been told he can leave the club this summer”.

City are yet to receive a bid for the former Aston Villa midfielder, but contact is expected shortly, with The Sun suggesting the fee for Delph could be around £16million.

Pep Guardiola has added central midfielder Rodri to his squad from Atletico Madrid for a club-record £62.5million deal and that could well see Delph knocked down the pecking order at The Etihad.

Delph made 13 starts in all competitions for Guardiola last season, with eight of those being in the Premier League. However, he only started once in the league in 2019, while the vast majority of his appearances were at left-back.

Delph has been capped 20 times by England and started the Home Nations semi-final with Holland last month and the third-fourth play-off place against Switzerland.

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