Man City line up Joao Felix as Harry Kane transfer alternative and could offer Atletico Madrid Bernardo Silva

MANCHESTER CITY will bid for Atletico Madrid superstar Joao Felix – if they cannot secure Tottenham's Harry Kane, according to reports.

Felix has struggled to live up to his huge £113million transfer from Benfica since arriving at the LaLiga giants.

The Portuguese playmaker has scored 19 goals and assisted nine more in 76 appearances for Diego Simeone's side.

But according to Eurosport, Man City are now lining up a transfer offer which could include their forward Bernardo Silva going the other way.

Barcelona are also interested in Silva, but City are hoping a part-exchange deal for Felix can be agreed with Atletico.

Silva arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2017 and has played 201 times for the club, scoring 35 goals.

But both of those transfer moves largely depend upon where Kane ends up this summer.

The England captain declared his desire to move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium towards the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

And Man City are one of the clubs leading the way in their pursuit of the Three Lions skipper.

Kane, 27, who came through the youth set-up at Spurs, has scored a remarkable 221 goals in 336 games for the Lilywhites.


Speaking about his club future back in March, Kane said: "I love Spurs, I'll always love Spurs.

"But I've always said, if I don't feel we're going in the right direction then I'm not someone who will just stay for the sake of it.

"I'm an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players."

Man City are hoping to find a suitable replacement for the club's all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero, who left to join Barcelona after his contract with the Premier League champions came to an end.

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