Real Madrid are tracking FOUR Manchester City players as they plot a stunning raid on the Premier League champions this summer, according to reports.
The Spanish giants will look to overhaul their squad in the upcoming transfer window after falling 15 points behind El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the LaLiga title race – with the Catalans just one point away from being crowned champions of Spain.
Real have been linked with a host of top talent from acrros Europe, including Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Liverpool’s ‘Egyptian King’ Mohamed Salah.
And, according to the Manchester Evening News, a host of Man City men are on their radar too.
It is claimed Madrid are considering moves for Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and John Stones.
While it is highly unlikely they will attempt to sign all four Citizens stars, Real’s financial power means they could attempt to make a number of big-money signings, especially if they raise funds by selling the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
However, The MEN add that Man City will strongly resist any attempt, from any club, to sign their top stars this summer.
De Bruyne, Sterling and Sane have all played key roles in the club’s march to the Premier League title in Pep Guardiola’s second season in charge.
De Bruyne, who has the most assists in the Premier League this season with 15, recently penned a new bumper contract with City which runs until 2023, while Sterling has been in sensational scoring form with 23 goals this term.
Sane was recently crowned the PFA Young Player of the Year for an outstanding campaign. Reports in Spain have suggested Real are preparing a £70m offer for the 22-year-old German, but City reportedly value him at around £130m.
And while recent reports had suggested the club were willing to let Stones leave after falling down the pecking order and a string of injury troubles, the latest from Manchester is that those rumours were false and they are keen to keep the 23-year-old England defender at the Etihad Stadium.