MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly on the verge of allowing Fabian Delph to join Everton for around £9m, but is that too cheap?
The England international, who has played an important role at City in recent months, only has one year remaining on his contract at the Etihad.
The 29-year-old made 11 top-flight appearances for the club last season as Pep Guardiola’s side retained the Premier League title and won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
Delph moved to Manchester City from Aston Villa in 2015 and soon became a reliable asset to the squad due to his versatility.
He has often played at left back under Guardiola, as well as in midfield, but with the club already strengthening in those areas this summer his time looks like coming to an end.
The champions have re-signed left-back Angelino from PSV Eindhoven while they have also forked out £60m for midfield star Rodri from Atletico Madrid.
Everton boss Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands believe Delph can provide experience and leadership in central midfield to Everton’s side at a bargain price.
He was part of England’s squad at the World Cup and the recent Uefa Nations League Finals, and has 20 international caps.
But Everton would be getting great value for him should the deal go through.
The asking price has been somewhat reduced because he only has 12 months remaining on his City deal, but in todays terms £9m could still be considered relatively cheap.
There has been stiff competition for his signature at home and in Europe but the chance to stay in the north west at a club pushing for European qualification next season appears to have given Everton the upper hand.
Silva does not have major resources to work with, certainly not without raising cash in sales, so Delph’s arrival would be smart business.
Meanwhile, French champions Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly eyeing Manchester City winger Leroy Sane should Neymar be sold.
It is looking increasingly that the Brazil international will leave this summer with a return to Barcelona potentially on the cards.
Neymar has failed to return for pre-season training in Paris with the PSG now insisting he can leave if the right offer comes in for him.
Should the star move on, PSG will be keen to bring in at least one top class name to fill his boots, and Sane is top of that list, according to Spanish publication Sport.
Sane has been linked with a move away from City this summer after still failing to agree a new deal to remain at the Etihad.