City line up Monaco ace to replace departing midfielder

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Manchester City are lining up a move for Monaco ace Youri Tielemans should David Silva leave the club in the close season.

Manchester City are lining up a move for Monaco ace Youri Tielemans should David Silva leave the club in the close season.

Reports are rife suggesting clubs in Qatar are ready to offer Silva a lucrative £12million tax-free deal to leave the Etihad Stadium, and the player is tempted to accept.

If Silva does take it up then City will need a replacement, and reports are claiming that a deal to sign 22-year-old Tielemans is already in place.

The youngster has been a revelation while on loan with Leicester City, who are keen to take him on a permanent deal, but Manchester City’s interest has thrown a spanner in the works.

It has been claimed that City officials have already met with their counterparts at Monaco and have agreed a deal for the talented midfielder.

That is a clear indication that City expect Silva, who has won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League Cups with the club, to move on and take the huge pay day in Qatar.

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