Man City could raise £207m (or much more) through player sales to fund Phillips, Cucurella moves

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Credit: PA Images
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. Credit: PA Images

Manchester City are looking to raise over £200m through player sales this summer, and could make as much as £300m, as they look to fund moves for Kalvin Phillips and Marc Cucurella.

City have already signed Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez for a combined £65m, but Pep Guardiola wants to further strengthen his squad ahead of the coming season.

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The City boss wants Phillips, who would likely cost around £60m, to replace Fernandinho in midfield, while he’s also keen on Brighton left-back Cucurella, with the Seagulls asking for £50m.

But they look set to make more money than they spend on players this year, according to The Telegraph.

They sold Ferran Torres to Barcelona in January for a fee that could rise to £55m, while interest in Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling could bring in a further £110m.

Arsenal and Chelsea are both interested in a £50m move for Jesus, while the Blues are also keen on Sterling, who has a reported price tag of £60m, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Pedro Porro has already joined Sporting Lisbon for £7m, and the report claims that Southampton are hoping to secure the signing of highly rated Ireland goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who will likely cost £15m.

They’re also thought to have opened the door for the departures of Venezuela midfielder Yangel Harrera and England Under-20 forward Morgan Rogers, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol and Bournemouth respectively and could fetch a total of £20m.

Adding the £62m they’ve already made to further potential sales could therefore secure £207m for City.

And the report adds that figure could grow significantly if they consider what would have to be signficant offers for Oleksandr Zinchenko, Nathan Ake or Ilkay Gundogan.

Zinchenko has been linked with Arsenal and West Ham and Eddie Howe is keen on reuniting with Ake at Newcastle.

And while Guardiola has insisted he wants Gundogan to remain at the club, the German international has just 12 months left on his current deal at the Etihad.

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