For some time now, Etihad officials have been developing a plan of attack and laying the foundations for the move for Premier League duo Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.

As both players recently returned from the European Championship and are busy with Gareth Southgate’s English team, negotiations and talks have dragged on a bit. However, now one has the feeling that things can progress more intensely.

The latest information from the Athletic addresses concerns of some fans that Manchester City may have to prioritize either Grealish or Kane due to the financial complications of signing both men in the same window.

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According to information from Sam Lee, which wrote in Athletic on Friday, Manchester City will not make a choice between Harry Kane and Jack Grealish and will instead sign both players this summer should their respective clubs agree to the sale.

It goes on to explain that the signing of both players depends on Manchester City selling some of their “established” first-team stars, which club officials not only expected but also understood as part of their plan from the start.

Lee goes on by saying that in discussions with current Manchester City players’ representatives over the past few weeks, Etihad Stadium officials have spoken of a “big summer transfer” – which shows the seriousness of their plans for the next couple further explained weeks.

From a Manchester City perspective on the financial outlay for both players, it is reported that the club estimates the total cost to Harry Kane and Jack Grealish to be between £ 175m and £ 215m.

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However, it is important to keep in mind that the above fees do not represent the net spend at Manchester City for this transfer window, should both high profile transfers take place in the coming weeks.

Club officials have a clear intention of sacking talent this summer to keep some of the finances spent on the Premier League duo, with players like Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus facing the most uncertain futures right now.

While Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte both attract significant interest from Spain, the fees required for the pair would likely be too high for any club in La Liga. The same applies to Gabriel Jesus and the interest from Juventus, although some circles have mentioned the possibility of an initial loan deal with a purchase obligation.

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