Manchester City reportedly have a deal with Bernardo Silva that could see them make a move for Tottenham captain Harry Kane.
The reigning Premier League champions have been linked to a move for the England captain all summer after he laid out his ambitions for a new challenge.
It is reported that Kane’s signing could cost more than £ 150 million at this window and city boss Guardiola has already suggested that the club simply cannot afford the suggested fees for any strikers, let alone Kane.
Speaking at the end of last season, the Spaniard said: “Look, with these prices we are not going to sign any striker, we cannot afford it, it is impossible. That is not going to happen, no. All the clubs struggle economically and we are not the exception ”.
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However, there may well be a deal that could see Manchester City raise the necessary funds for Kane.
The deal in question is with midfielder Bernardo Silva, who has been with the club since switching from AS Monaco in 2017.
Given that the Portuguese has served the club exceptionally, The Times reports that the current hierarchy of the club has agreed to let him leave if an acceptable offer is presented for his signature.
Guardiola has already confirmed that Silva wishes to move away from the Etihad Stadium and if that happens quickly, City is almost certain to rack up its £ 63m transfer fee, according to transfermarkt.
On the future of the 27-year-old, he said: “He is our player.
“Not only Bernardo, there are two, three or four players who want to leave. But they are our players under contract and when they bring an offer and their agents come here and want to leave, we are open to discussing absolutely everything. But it depends on them. “
It goes without saying then that Silva’s sale would go some way to funding a move for Kane and then comes down to yet another deal on whether Daniel Levy would eventually allow Kane to leave Tottenham.