Manchester City eye £80m double swoop for homegrown pair – report

Manchester City could invest a whopping £80 million in two new full-backs this summer, with Pep Guardiola eyeing moves for Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell and Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, according to Sun Sport.

Both players have been on City’s radar, with 22-year-old Chilwell, said to be Pep’s number one left-back target to reinforce a position that lacks a second specialist player in the regular absences of Benjamin Mendy.

Chilwell recently signed a new deal at the King Power Stadium and it is going to take upwards of £50 million to prise him away from Leicester, just as it did Riyad Mahrez.

Wan-Bissaka has emerged as one of English football’s most exciting young players, a consistent right-back who rarely makes any mistakes. With Kyle Walker’s form deteriorating this season, Guardiola is considering a move for Wan-Bissaka, 21, whose value has soared to £30 million as a result of his form.

The added bonus should City go ahead with moves for the pair is their homegrown status. City currently have four of eight allowed homegrown players on their 25-man squad list, but the maximum 17 foreign players, with City expected to buy a holding midfielder from abroad in the summer.

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