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Julian Weigl will cost Manchester City big money with Borussia Dortmund holding out for £40million

City boss Pep Guardiola has already sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old in action for the Bundesliga side

Manchester City will reportedly have to fork out £40million to secure the services of Julian Weigl.

Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his midfield, and the Borussia Dortmund ace has emerged as a top target.

Weigl is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2019

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Weigl is under contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2019

The Bundesliga side are unwilling to listen to offers lower than £40m, according to The Mirror.

City have already sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old in action at the Westfalenstadion.


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Guardiola is keen to add another midfielder to his ranks, as speculation continues regarding Yaya Toure’s future.

Weigl has been earmarked as a long-term replacement for 32-year-old Fernandinho.

Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his midfield

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Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his midfield

The playmaker began his career with 1860 Munich, before completing a switch to Dortmund in 2015.

He has since shot to prominence and established himself as one of the most promising creative players in Europe.

Weigl has already made over 130 senior appearances, so he certainly possess the experience needed to play for the Premier League leaders.

The five-cap Germany international is expected to feature for Joachim Loew’s national side in the 2018 World Cup.

Weigl in action during a friendly between Germany and Italy

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Weigl in action during a friendly between Germany and Italy

Premier League rivals Manchester United have also reportedly indicated their interest in the German.


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Jose Mourinho is in need of another midfielder, with Marouane Fellaini expected to leave and Michael Carrick nearing retirement.

The midfielder has already made over 130 senior appearances during his career

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The midfielder has already made over 130 senior appearances during his career

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