Manchester City face German side RB Leipzig in the very first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Germany simply days after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest at The City Ground, losing out on the possibility to go back to the top of the Premier League table.
The ruling champs presently sit 2 points behind The Gunners however they have actually likewise played another video game than their challengers, who have actually shocked many individuals with their excellent run of type up until now this term.
City will lack a variety of gamers, consisting of John Stones and Kevin de Bruyne, for their journey to Leipzig, which might trigger Guardiola to turn his team.
The similarity Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva will be the most likely prospects to change De Bruyne, although both gamers’ City futures are presently in doubt.
The previous’s present agreement is set to end this summertime and he is anticipated to leave the club amidst noted interest from clubs in Spain and Germany, while Silva has actually asked for to leave The Etihad throughout each of the last 2 summer season transfer windows and might as soon as again want to leave.
That would leave Guardiola except midfield alternatives, and City are for that reason currently taking a look at possible targets for the summer season window.
According to Football Insider, City are among a variety of Premier League clubs thinking about Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.
The midfielder has actually remained in great type this season, bring in interest from the similarity Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, in addition to The Citizens.
Regardless of the interest, Maddison’s present club Leicester stay confident that the gamer will sign an extension to his present agreement with the club, which is because of end next summer season.
The Foxes have actually made Maddison captain at The King Power Stadium, however the midfielder is yet to reveal any indications that he might extend his offer.
If they are required to offer him this summer season, Leicester are anticipated to try to find in between ₤ 60-₤ 70 million for Maddison, who signed up with the club from Norwich City back in 2018.
Ever since, the 26-year-old has actually scored 54 objectives and offered 37 helps in all competitors for The Foxes, with this season having actually been an especially effective one up until now.
This term, Maddison has actually scored 9 objectives and supplied 5 helps in 17 Premier League matches, and his kind throughout the very first half of the project made him a location in Gareth Southgate’s England team for the World Cup in Qatar, although he didn’t function for The Three Lions.
Newcastle have actually had an interest in Maddison for a while now, however the report declares that they were evaluated of a relocation for the midfielder last summertime.