Man City transfer round-up: Jack Grealish update, Harry Kane plea and left-back plan – The Mirror

Manchester City continue to be linked with two huge potential transfers this summer, with Jack Grealish and Harry Kane their top targets.

Pep Guardiola’s side would have to splash out around £200million to land both England stars, who would join an already fearsome attack.

But other positions may also require improvement, with many observers feeling the Premier League champions need to upgrade their current left-back options.

To that end they have been linked with the likes of Arsenal star Kieran Tierney and Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes – although Guardiola may already have a solution up his sleeve.

Here, Mirror Sport brings you the latest Man City transfer news and gossip.

Grealish breaks silence

Jack Grealish could join Phil Foden at Manchester City
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Aston Villa star Grealish has broken his silence on Twitter as speculation continues over a move to City.

Guardiola’s side are said to be increasingly confident of landing the midfielder, with negotiations at an advanced stage, according to The Athletic.

Grealish is currently on holiday after his Euro 2020 exploits, and City are expected to ramp up their pursuit of him when he returns.

On Thursday, the 25-year-old tweeted for the first time since the day of the England’s Euro final defeat to Italy.

The Three Lions’ Twitter account posted a video montage of Grealish’s best behind-the-scenes moments from the tournament finals – and in response, he tweeted “Best summer ever!” along with heart and football emojis.

With Villa keen to hand Grealish a bumper new contract, and City also lining up a huge offer, his summer could be about to get even better whichever decision he makes.

Guardiola’s left-back plan

Injuries and loss of form have hampered Benjamin Mendy’s time at Man City
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City have been linked with a move for a left-back this summer, with the likes of Tierney and Nuno Mendes on their radar.

But according to the Manchester Evening News, Guardiola won’t target an upgrade on converted midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko – with Benjamin Mendy set to rise to the challenge.

Mendy has struggled to justify his £52m transfer fee since joining from Monaco in 2017.

But the MEN’s chief City writer Stuart Brennan believes he was showing signs of recapturing his best form last season.

And the hope is that the 27-year-old will kick on next term, offering his manager an alternative to the popular Zinchenko at left-back or left wing-back.

Fernandinho’s son plays agent to tempt Kane

Fernandinho’s son sent Harry Kane a birthday message – with a mocked-up picture of the Tottenham striker in a City shirt.

Along with Grealish, Kane is believed to be City’s other top target this summer, although Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is not keen to sell his star man.

But that hasn’t put off Davi Roza, whose dad Fernandinho recently signed an extension for another season.

The youngster posted on his Instagram story with the message: “Happy Birthday Harry Kane and We hope to see you in that shirt.”

Davi also posted a picture of Grealish in a City shirt on his Instagram page, with Kane also in the image wearing a Blues tracksuit.

It remains to be seen whether his dream line-up comes into fruition ahead of next season.

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