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Saudi Arabia plot move for two further Manchester City stars including £53 million September signing



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Manchester City pair Kyle Walker and Matheus Nunes have both emerged as targets for Saudi Arabian clubs this summer.

The Middle Eastern league are plotting fresh approaches to sign European talent again this summer, following a series of high profile transfers last year, including Manchester City treble-winning duo Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte.

A number of current Premier League players have been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia this summer, including Liverpool’s Mo Salah, Manchester United midfielder Casemiro and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Neymar, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, N’Golo Kante, Sadio Mane and Allan Saint-Maximin are amongst the players to have signed for Saudi Pro League clubs last summer, with De Bruyne emerging as one of four Manchester City transfer targets from the region ahead of next month’s transfer window.

Goalkeeper Ederson is drawing interest from Al-Ittihad, meanwhile both Kyle Walker and Matheus Nunes have emerged as fellow Saudi Arabian transfer targets.

Walker signed a new deal until 2026 at the Etihad Stadium last year, rejecting a move to Bayern Munich in favour of remaining at Manchester City and becoming club captain.

Nunes, who moved to east Manchester from Wolves for £53 million in September, could leave the club after less than 12-months, with the 25-year-old having made only 14 starts for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Martin Blackburn reports that both Walker and Nunes have ‘interest’ from Saudi Arabia, with sales to the league potentially able to help boost Manchester City’s transfer spending this summer, as the Sky Blues plot further additions.

Manchester City are set to complete the signing of forward Savio, and have also been linked with Newcastle’s Bruno Guimarães, who has a £100 million release clause active this summer.

De Bruyne is expected to reject interest from Saudi Arabia in favour of a future move to the MLS, however the stance of both Walker and Nunes regarding a move is currently unknown.