Man City make contact with Monaco star Youri Tielemans over £40m move

MANCHESTER CITY have entered the race to sign £40million-rated Youri Tielemans.

The Monaco midfielder, 22, has starred on loan at Leicester in 2019 and the King Power top brass are edgy to do what needs to be done.

But Pep Guardiola was hugely impressed with Tielemans’ performance in City’s narrow win over the Foxes at the Etihad prior this month.

The Man City manager even made a beeline for the midfielder on the pitch following the last whistle.

Tielemans made 13 Premier League appearances for Leicester scoring three goals with four assists, shaping an energizing midfield association with James Maddison.

The £23m switch from Anderlecht to the Ligue 1 side two years ago has gone sour, with his five-month stretch in the Premier League resuscitating his profession.

SCRAMBLE FOR TIE

SunSport has been told City have made contact with Belgian international’s representatives about a fantasy move to the victors.

Despite retaining the title, Guardiola is set to go again and add to his already star-studded squad this summer.

The future of Ilkay Gundogan is under a cloud with just one year left on his current deal – with the German yet to consent to broaden his stay at the club.

Manchester United are closely monitoring his situation too, as they hope to supplant out-of-agreement Ander Herrera.

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