Everton are closing in on Fabian Delph, according to BBC Sport.
The Toffees are on the verge of completing a deal worth up to £10 million for the two-time Premier League champion, who has just entered into the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium.
It would seem that Pep Guardiola is ready to let Delph depart after four years at the club, with two new signings threatening his chances of regular game time.
Central midfielder Rodri and left-back Angelino have come in for the Premier League champions, which effectively pushes Delph right down the pecking order.
The situation has seemingly allowed Everton to swoop, and it would be a real bargain for Silva and Marcel Brands if it goes through.
Everton’s squad would undoubtedly be better off with Delph in it.
The midfielder was never one of City’s superstars but he has undeniably proven very handy over the last few years.
His versatility makes him a big asset, and the coaching he’s had from Pep Guardiola has been invaluable for him.
Brands is known to prefer signing younger players with high potential sell on value, but he is rightly moving for Delph – whose £10m price is a snip.