Man City To Make Ferran Torres Their First Summer Signing

Manchester City are set to make Valencia winger Ferran Torres their first summer signing to replace Leroy Sane.

Valencia want £40m for the 20-year-old Spain international, who has a year left on his contract with the La Liga club, and according to BBC Sport, Torres is keen on a move to Etihad Stadium.

Germany forward Sane left City for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

City, who finished second in the Premier League, are also expected to target central defenders this summer.

England centre-back John Stones, 26, and 32-year-old Argentine Nicolas Otamendi fell behind 19-year-old Eric Garcia as a partner for first-choice Aymeric Laporte following the coronavirus shutdown.

City director of football Txiki Begiristain has said he is expecting a “strange” transfer window given the campaign will not end completely until the end of August, with the new one starting three weeks later on 12 September.

“We have to be ready,” he told City's official website. “We have less time than ever, so people will have to move fast. We still have the Champions League, so we have to wait to move forward.”

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Begiristain also said it was possible Pep Guardiola’s team will play a friendly behind closed doors this weekend to prepare for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid on 7 August.

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