Manchester City are preparing for one of the biggest summers ever under Pep Guardiola, with a new winger on the horizon.
So far, only club captain Ilkay Gundogan has left the club, moving on a free transfer to Guardiola's former side Barcelona. But there could yet be big outgoings as the Citizens look to refresh a side who lifted the Treble last term.
Kyle Walker is believed to be a big target for Bayern Munich, while Bernardo Silva is courting the attention of the Saudi Pro League. Another huge departure is on now on the brink, too, with Guardiola now looking to sort a replacement imminently.
It could be an expensive assignment, too. City have the likes of Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva and Mahrez as options out on the flanks – and anyone else who joins will have to compete with such world-class depth.
City have been previously linked to the likes of Rafael Leao, though it's more probable that Guardiola looks for a player who can also play in midfield, after settling on Grealish and Bernardo as his first-choice wide options for their ball retention.
It goes without saying, too, that the Eastlands outfit have enough money in the bank to blow competition out of the water for another wide player, having unsuccessfully bid around £90m for Declan Rice earlier this window.
Mahrez is valued at €20m by Transfermarkt.
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Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.