Manchester City are ready to let Fabian Delph leave this summer but will not let the England midfielder go cheap, John Percy of the Telegraph reports.
Delph has been a fringe player since making a controversial move from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015. Six days after stating publicly that he would stay at Villa Park, he joined City in an £8 million deal as City looked to stock up on home-grown talent.
The 27-year-old has made just 39 appearances in all competitions during his two seasons at the Etihad Stadium, but much of that has been down to a poor injury record, and when fit his performances haven’t been bad.
However, with Guardiola looking to overhaul his squad he open to offers for Delph – as long as someone hands over at least £12 million. The Blues belief Delph’s value is still high, despite his injuries, and want between £12 million and £15 million. Should anyone agree to invest that much in Delph, it would represent a profit on the £8 million spent on him.
West Brom and Stoke City have already made inquiries about Delph’s availability, with City holding out for a significant fee – perhaps an indication that while he is available, Pep would not be opposed to him remaining as a squad player.