Manchester City will be desperate to get the better of Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final tomorrow, with the opportunity to retain the trophy at Wembley Stadium.
The Citizens will also be keen to see how Liverpool fare against Manchester United tomorrow, with the Reds having the opportunity to go three points clear at the top if they manage to come away from Old Trafford with a win.
It appears as if Pep Guardiola has his sights set on a possible summer raid, as according to Sport (via Sport Witness), Manchester City are clear favourites to sign Tanguy Ndombele, and his transfer fee may rise to €60m (£52.1m).
Of course, bringing the Frenchman to the Etihad would please a number of supporters but it could also have an impact on a number of other things, so here are the potential consequences of signing Ndombele…
NO SUMMER MOVE FOR RICE
Manchester City reportedly (as per The Sun) view Declan Rice as Fernandinho’s long-term replacement, and it’s believed that the midfielder would cost around £70 million.
Therefore, it’s unlikely that the Citizens will move for the West Ham United midfielder if they end up securing the services of Ndombele, as both players operate in the same position and would attract huge fees.
PEP GUARDIOLA COMPLETES MAN CITY’S MIDFIELD
It’s safe to say that Manchester City currently have one of the strongest midfield lines in the whole of world football, with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne constantly working wonders in all competitions.
The one position that needs extra cover is at the heart of the midfield as Fernandinho is currently City’s only defensive midfielder. So, bringing Ndombele to the club could complete City’s midfield as he’s one of the hottest prospects in the whole of world football, with the tackling ability to keep things tight and the quality to move forward with the ball to provide for teammates and find the back of the net, as he currently has two goals and five assists.