Man City willing to sell Grealish to fund Belllingham deal - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

3rd Dec, 2022 | 7:30am

Sources: Man City willing to sell Jack Grealish in exchange for 'sensational' signing

Man City would be willing to sell their record signing Jack Grealish to fund the sensational signing of Jude Bellingham, sources have told Football Insider.

The Premier League champions are increasing their interest in the Borussia Dortmund star on the back of his outstanding form for club and country.

Bellingham is expected to leave Dortmund next summer – and there is even the less likely prospect of a January move – and top clubs are lining up to lure him.

City recognise the England star will cost well in excess of £100million and would need to part-fund the deal in the transfer market due to financial fair play regulations.

The sale of Grealish, signed himself for £100m from Aston Villa two summers ago, is believed to be a realistic prospect should City intensify their Bellingham interest.

The forward has failed to totally convince Pep Guardiola since his arrival and has been in and out of the starting XI this season.

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Grealish, 27, lies some way behind not only superstars Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne in the pecking order, but also the likes of Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan.

Intriguingly, Grealish has started only six of City’s 14 Premier League matches this season, while lining up in the starting XI for five of their six Champions League games.

His goal in the 3-0 win over Wolves is his only goal or assist from 1039 minutes in this campaign, which pales in comparison with the eyecatching scoring and creating statistics of the likes of Haaland, Foden and De Bruyne.

It has been a similar story for Grealish at the World Cup, where he did not start any of England’s group stage matches and is expected to be a substitute once again for Sunday’s last-16 clash against Senegal.

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