Transfer expert Duncan Castles has revealed on The Transfer Window Podcast (as quoted by The Express) that Manchester City are hoping to cash in on the likes of Bernado Silva in order to raise funds for a Harry Kane move.
Reports in the British press have suggested that City could send out a message this summer by making a big-money move for Kane.
It has even been rumoured that the Premier League champions are prepared to use the likes of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus as makeweights in a deal for the England captain.
Castles has now said that Pep Guardiola’s men are eyeing summer swoops for Kane and his England teammate Jack Grealish.
He has now explained that in order for City to come up with an improved second offer for the Tottenham man, they are hoping to sell Silva to either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid.
Castles is quoted as saying: “We’ve told you on the podcast that they’ve already made an offer for Harry Kane, who wants to leave Tottenham. He’s been public about that.
“He would like to come to Manchester City but they’ve had that offer rejected by Tottenham.
“They need cash in an ideal world to do these deals (signings of Jack Grealish and Kane) and would like to get it in an ideal world from Barcelona or Atletico.
“The problem is Barcelona and Atletico don’t really have cash to play with.
“Both clubs are trying to move players out and Barcelona, in particular, are offering a huge number of their players in these FFP swap deals.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Seeing as not many clubs around Europe have money to throw around this summer, there could potentially be more swap deals than in any windows in the past.
However, I still cannot see Levy agreeing to do a part-exchange or a swap deal for Kane or any other player in our squad.
Given the way the Spurs chairman operates, it is difficult enough for the opposing parties to reach an agreement with him on the valuation of just one player, let alone multiple as part of the same deal.
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