Manchester City are ready to splash £62m to land Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri this summer.
Atletico Madrid star Rodri has been massively linked with a move to City in recent months.
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And it looks as though a deal is in the offing.
That's according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who claims the Premier League champions have spoken to Atletico and declared their intentions concerning a big-money move this summer.
“Manchester City just told Atletico Madrid they’re ready to pay €70M release clause for Rodri,” he tweeted.
“But the player has not decided yet about his future.”
The 22-year-old has also been linked with a switch to Bayern Munich in recent weeks but looks uncertain on his next career move.
The Atleti star is regarded as the ideal replacement for Fernandinho, who realistically only has a few more years as City's first-choice defensive midfielder.
Rodri can play as a holding midfielder or further forward
Vincent Kompany's exit also means Guardiola is expected to look for a new central defender this summer.
City have been provisionally linked with a move for Rodri's Atletico team-mate Diego Godin, who is leaving the Wanda Metropolitano.
Still, a move for Leicester star Harry Maguire is much more feasible.
This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago