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Reece James wanted by Pep Guardiola

Reece James wanted by Pep Guardiola

Reece James on Man City radar
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Manchester City could make a surprise move to sign Chelsea defender Reece James this summer, The Athletic claims.

The 21-year-old had a solid 2020/21 campaign for the Blues, registering one goal and five assists from 47 appearances.

He is currently with England at the European Championships. He played the full 90 minutes of the goalless draw against Scotland.

According to The Athletic, Cityzens boss Pep Guardiola is a 'huge admirer' of the right-back, and wants to bring him to the club.

However, the Blues have no intention to part ways with James, particularly to a club, who are favourites to retain their league title.

City are planning for a big summer ahead, and they are keen on landing at least two marquee signings during the transfer window.

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish and Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane are their main transfer targets this summer.

Grealish could cost as much as £100m. Spurs don't want to sell Kane, but a bid of around £150m could seriously test their resolve.