So far, this summer, Manchester City have already bolstered their attack by securing deals for Erling Haaland and Julián Álvarez, forcing the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to look for a move away from the Etihad.
Reports suggested Real Madrid as an option for the England international, and, after relaying this, Sport claim his name has been sounded out with insistence at the Bernabéu.
The winger has 12 months left on his deal and is now looking for a club that will allow him enjoy more game time, to prepare for the Qatar World Cup.
The newspaper states the Champions League winners would ‘meet all the conditions’.
Sport explain Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t have a player on the right wing with the ex-Liverpool star’s qualities.
The Cityzens would not see his exit with bad eyes, if Sterling is looking for a way out since Guardiola doesn’t want to keep players who have no intention to stay at the club.
In addition to this, the summer window will be Manchester City’s last big chance to cash in from his sale.
Sterling has the opportunity to continue in the Premier League, but Sport state he considers any destination in England as taking a step backward and would ‘make him lose visibility’.
This, plus his desire to play in another league, could favour the La Liga winners.
The option to sign Guardiola’s man doesn’t displease the Real Madrid leaders, but it is not their priority to strengthen the wide position.
Their focus, for now, is to offload players who are not included in Ancelotti’s plans, meaning that if Marco Asensio were to leave the Spanish capital club, then Real Madrid could activate the operation to sign the Manchester City star this summer.