Man City 'identify' Kevin De Bruyne replacement as Manchester United offer Jadon Sancho

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne
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Manchester City have reportedly identified their replacement for star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgian has been integral to City since he arrived shortly before Pep Guardiola's appointment. His ability to pick a pass and his consistency makes him undroppable when fit.

However, De Bruyne's deal expires in 2025 and the midfielder has already spoken about being open to moving to Saudi Arabia for a couple of years. With the end nearing for De Bruyne at the Etihad Stadium, Caught Offside suggests the Blues have identified who they wish to bring in to replace him.

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It is understood City are keen on a move for West Ham United attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus. The former Ajax man was a revelation for the Iron in his debut season in England bagging 18 goals in 48 appearances.

Kudus is reportedly not considering leaving the London Stadium at this stage but as we know things can change quickly. Elsewhere, TeamTalk understands City are one of four clubs who have been offered the chance to sign Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho.

Sancho is persona non grata at Old Trafford after a public fallout with Erik ten Hag in September 2023. In January, he spent the second half of the season on loan at Borussia Dortmund where he impressed in the Champions League.

It is understood Sancho, who started his career at City, would be available for £40m this summer. United are claimed to be happy to accept a loan bid so long as an obligation to buy was included in the offer.