Man City consider 'bombshell swap' deal fresh Rodrygo transfer claim emerges

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Manchester City are willing to go to the extreme to land Real Madrid star Rodrygo, it has been claimed.

According to reports in Spain (via teamTALK), City have drawn up a 'bombshell swap' offer that might tempt Real Madrid into doing business. It is said that Kevin De Bruyne and Julian Alvarez could be among the players that the Spanish giants would be given the opportunity to sign, with the pair claimed to be valued at a combined £118million.

City, who are yet to make a summer signing, have been linked with a move for the Brazilian, who impressed against City in the Champions League. There have been questions over Rodrygo's future following Kylian Mbappe's arrival.

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He has also labelled Pep Guardiola's team as the 'best', saying: "For me, they're the best team in the world, the one that play the best football."

Meanwhile, De Bruyne, who has a year left on his contract, is open to the prospect of leaving Europe. "For Michele [his wife], an exotic adventure is okay," the midfielder said earlier this month. These are also conversations that we are increasingly having as a family.

"I still have one year left on my contract, so I have to think about what could happen. My eldest son is now eight years old and knows nothing but England. He also asks how long I will play for City. Once the moment comes, we will have to deal with it in a certain way.

"At my age you have to be open to everything. You’re talking about incredible amounts of money in what may be the end of my career. Sometimes you have to think about that."

Elsewhere, City are believed to be considering a move for Eberechi Eze, but they are not alone in their pursuit of the Crystal Palace and England forward.

The Guardian report that Tottenham and Arsenal are also in the race, with Palace bracing themselves for interest. It is said he is likely to cost more than £60m.

When quizzed on his future in South London, Eze said: "I’m not really too bothered about that. I’m just focusing on the present. I want to continue enjoying it and contributing to the team as much as I can. I’m improving every game."