Man City ‘already’ have two key summer transfer targets amid uncertainty over two stars

Manchester City may already have two summer transfer targets.

Manchester City are already lining up possible summer signings as their rivals scramble to wrap up deadline day deals, according to reports.

The Blues have a gap they need to close if they want to defend their Premier League crown, currently five points behind Arsenal having played a game more. City have to become more consistent if they are to catch and surpass Arsenal, but they are not going to be spending big bucks on deadline day to ensure that happens.

But the reigning champions are likely to spend in the summer to continue their dominance, or at least that’s according to the Daily Mail. The report claims City will look to get ahead of uncertainties over the futures of Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan by investing in new talent.

It’s claimed two main names feature on their summer shortlist, with Leicester City’s James Maddison and Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham being eyed. In Maddison’s case, the midfielder will be in the last year of his contract from the summer, and he hasn’t signed a new deal yet.

Newcastle have reportedly already tried to buy Maddison in the last year, but they decided not to meet Leicester’s valuation of £60million.

Meanwhile, Bellingham will be in high demand this summer, with Liverpool, Real Madrid and others being linked. It’s claimed Bellingham’s price will be safely over £100million, A bidding war is likely to ensue over the England star, but City do already have experience working with Dortmund, given their signing of Erling Haaland last summer.

Even so, with both of these reported deals, much is likely to depent on what City decide to do with Gundogan and Silva. Gundogan is out of contract in the summer, while Silva is under a deal until 2025.

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