Report: Grealish joins Kane as Manchester City target

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Pep Guardiola will have a squad built to win every major trophy next season if Manchester City can execute lucrative deals for a pair of the Premier League's biggest stars.

Along with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, Manchester City are also plotting a bid to sign Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish in the coming months, according to Mark Ogden of ESPN.

Villa could demand a transfer fee in the region of £100 million. Grealish has flourished into a superstar and is expected to secure a starting spot in England's squad at Euro 2020.

Completing a deal for Grealish will cost City less than what Spurs are likely to demand for Kane, who probably won't be sold for less than £150 million.

However, City will approach Grealish with the same sense of urgency, as Guardiola rates the 25-year-old midfielder highly and views him as an important addition to lead the team's midfield - alongside Phil Foden - for years to come, Ogden reports.

City believe they can beat rivals Manchester United to sign Grealish. The Premier League champions are also encouraged about their chances after Aston Villa announced the signing of midfielder Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City, Ogden adds.

Meanwhile, Kane, who won his third Premier League Golden Boot award last season, reportedly told Spurs shortly before the 2020-21 season ended that he wanted to leave upon its conclusion.

Along with City, he's been linked with moves to Manchester United and Chelsea. City reportedly got in touch with Kane's representatives shortly after news broke about his desire to depart and view him as their top target to replace club legend Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona last week.

Manchester City won the League Cup and Premier League titles last season but fell short of capturing their first Champions League by falling to Chelsea in last month's final.

Report: Grealish joins Kane as Manchester City target
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