Manchester City are reportedly set to battle Manchester United and Chelsea to sign Marseille wonderkid Boubacar Kamara.
Le 10 Sport claims the 20-year-old could be sold in order to balance the of the Ligue 1 giants, with City said to be keeping tabs on the player’s situation.
City will apparently face competition from the likes of United, Chelsea and Arsenal for the midfielder, who has already made more than 60 league appearances for Marseille despite his tender age, and could be willing to pay up to €32million (£27.9m).
Elsewhere, reports in Spain, as cited by the Manchester Evening News, suggest City are keeping tabs on Argentina wonderkid Thiago Almada.
Atletico Madrid are said to be watching the talented 18-year-old, but AS states that City are in competition for the attacker.
Almada has a €22m (£19.2m) release clause, but that will rise to €25m (£21.8m) from the end of August.
The report adds that City could have an advantage in the chase for the player as Atletico are not willing to pay that much and want Almada to put pressure on his club Velez Sarsfield to lower the price.
Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that he will consider his future if Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition stands.
Pep Guardiola’s men were hit with the ban for “serious breaches” of Uefa’s financial fair play regulations, but have appealed against the punishment to the court of arbitration for sport.
As a result of the ban being upheld, the future of the club’s top stars, including the likes of De Bruyne, have been up for debate and the Belgian playmaker appears to have stirred the pot with his latest comments.
For his part, the 28-year-old insists that City can be trusted and have done nothing wrong – although that hasn’t stopped the rumour mill suggesting that he could leave if there was no Champions League football at the Etihad until 2022. Read more…