Man City transfer: Romano confirms club ‘have no intention’ of paying £43m asking price for talent

Man City won’t match Sporting Lisbon’s €50m (£43m) asking price for left-back Nuno Mendes.

According to Fabrizio Romano, City ‘have no intention’ of meeting Sporting’s valuation for the teenage defender.

Mendes is regarded as one of Portugal’s most exciting talents. However, Pep Guardiola’s side will have to pay a premium for the youngster.

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City are keen on signing a left-back this summer. And Mendes was reportedly an option before the start of Euro 2020.

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Indeed, the Premier League champions have now seemingly re-entered the race for the youngster. Manchester United have also been listed in the past as a side with an interest in Mendes

Although Man City are eager to sign a left-sided fullback this summer, priorities elsewhere could mean that they miss out on Mendes.

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As reported by the Sun, City are looking to offload fringe players to recoup funds for a move for Harry Kane.

The striker is the club’s number one target this window. And Kane appears to be Guardiola’s first choice as a replacement for Sergio Aguero.

Mendes would be a solid addition to City this summer and would be good competition for the likes of Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko for the left-back position.

But with the club unwilling to meet Sporting’s asking price, City could back away from a move for Mendes.

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