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Manchester City closing in on record transfer as summer recruitment drive continues

The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate to see a new goalkeeper arrive in the summer transfer window.

Veteran stopper Willy Caballero has been released, Claudio Bravo has struggled this season and Pep Guardiola is looking to get rid of Joe Hart – who spent the season on loan at Torino.

Therefore, a new goalkeeper is a matter of priority for the Citizens ahead of next season.

And it looks like they are close to filling that void already.

According to Sky Sports News HQ, Manchester City are in advanced talks to snap up Ederson from Benfica.

Ederson is travelling to Manchester to continue negotiations and to undergo a medical ahead of joining Pep Guardiola’s Man City side, Sky sources understand.

The proposed transfer fee for this move is £34.8m, which would break a longstanding record for the highest amount spent on a goalkeeper.

This figure would narrowly tip the £32.6m that Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.

Brazil under-23 international Ederson is a highly rated young goalkeeper who has played for Benfica since summer 2015 after spells with Ribeirao and Rio Ave.

The 23-year-old is set to make his switch to Manchester City after being chased by some of the top clubs in Europe.

Man City fans – Ederson for £34.8m: is this a good deal? Let us know below…

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