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Man City eye Harry Kane and Jack Grealish with Bernardo Silva set to be sacrificed to fund £225m transfers

MANCHESTER CITY need to get rid of just ONE star to fund a sensational double swoop for Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.

And Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva looks set to be the one sacrificed as boss Pep Guardiola freshens up his Premier League champions.

Tottenham striker and England skipper Harry Kane is the prime target for Manchester City but might cost £165m
Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish is wanted to freshen up the City midfield

Portugal superstar Bernardo Silva is tipped to be the one man out for Man City as they eye a £225m spree

SE reveals today that England skipper Kane, 27, is poised for a British record £160million move after  Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy agreed to let him leave. 

The Etihad giants know it will cost upwards of £225m to land Kane and Aston Villa’s Grealish, with the Spurs man set  to earn an eye-watering £400,000-a-week at his new club.

But there will be no fire sale needed from Guardiola’s squad to raise the cash.

And striker Gabriel Jesus has been told he is staying, for now at least, despite Juventus interest.

City already had £45m burning a hole in their pocket from the sale of Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich last year.

In addition, a steady stream of cash has come in this summer for fringe players like Lukas Nmecha, Jack Harrison and Angelino.

They are also due an £11m windfall from their former youth team winger Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United.

So that’s almost £50m,  with more to follow from the departures of Patrick  Roberts, Yangel Herrera and Pedro Porro.

And they could rake in an extra £12m from the sale of Serbian midfielder Ivan Ilic.

Despite that, if City  are to sign Kane AND  Grealish, one big name star will have to go to  balance the books.

Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Jesus have all been linked with moves, but Bernardo seems  most likely to make way.

The former Monaco man has expressed a desire to play in Spain  and thought a move would happen  last summer.

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The 26-year-old joined City for £43m in 2017 and has been linked to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in recent years.

City  have no interest in Portugal international  full-back Nuno Mendes, despite numerous reports in his homeland.

Etihad sources say Guardiola is happy with his options in defence and has no desire to sign the Sporting Lisbon man.

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