The Premier League champions have made a £100million bid for Aston Villa captain Grealish and are set to turn their focus onto Tottenham striker Kane once the deal is done
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Manchester City are plotting a sensational double transfer swoop that would see them break the Premier League record twice in the same window.
The reigning English champions reportedly submitted a £100million bid for Aston Villa captain on Friday as Pep Guardiola looks to boost his remarkable array of attacking options.
Grealish is one of City’s top targets for the summer window, with Guardiola seeking to finally take City over the final step in the Champions League.
While City were the top scorers in the Premier League by far last season, Guardiola was left unhappy with his attacking options, releasing Sergio Aguero at the end of his contract.
With that in mind, attack has been the area that City have been focussing on most so far this summer.
Grealish has emerged as their top target for this window after scoring 14 goals and notching 15 assists for Villa over the past two seasons.
That has helped the Midlands side escape relegation in their first season back in the top-flight, before coming close to securing a top-half finish last term.
His performances earned him a place in the England squad for the Euro 2020 tournament, where he again impressed.
With Grealish clearly able to perform at the top-level, City have now moved to bring him to the Etihad Stadium.
They showed their hand on Friday, by submitting an offer that would make him the most expensive player in Premier League history.
Paul Pogba currently holds that record, with Manchester United having paid £89m to Juventus for the Frenchman in 2015.
According to The Sun, City are ready to smash that record by offering to pay the full £100m price up front.
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Though Villa are desperate to keep him, the eye-watering offer could be too much to turn down, with the newspaper stating City believe that Grealish wants to move on.
But City will not stop with one transfer record, with the same report claiming that City are ready to smash it again to buy Harry Kane.
Kane has told Tottenham he wants to leave after another trophyless season, with City one of the few clubs who would be able to afford him.
With three years remaining on his contract, Spurs are thought to be demanding a fee in the region of £160m for them to consider selling their star asset.
City are currently refusing to meet that demand, though it has previously been reported that a £150m bid could tempt Daniel Levy to the negotiating table.
According to The Sun, City’s main aim after completing their move for Grealish is to strike a deal for the England captain.
The move for Grealish is not expected to have an impact on City’s pursuit of Kane, who will come in as Aguero’s replacement if he is signed.
United are currently responsible for the four most expensive deals in the history of the top-flight, with City’s current transfer record move for Kevin De Bruyne ninth.
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