Manchester City duo David Silva and Samir Nasri are reportedly set to be sold to Hebei Fortune, with former boss Manuel Pellegrini plotting a £80m double swoop.
Chinese Super League clubs have been spending significant amounts of money to strengthen their respective squads, attracting top names from Europe to make the switch to the Far East.
According to The Sun, Pellegrini is willing to spend £50m on Silva and £30m on Nasri while also handing them a major pay-rise in order to make them the star individuals in his side.
It’s added that Silva doesn’t wish to leave the Etihad as he’s happy under Pep Guardiola and has two years remaining on his contract, while in contrast Nasri would be keen on the move despite enjoying his loan spell at Sevilla this season.
In turn, it remains to be seen whether or not a double swoop will come to fruition, with Guardiola potentially considering shaking up his squad ahead of next season.
With the likes of Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus joining to bolster his attacking options, combined with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, it’s questionable as to whether or not he would be better off selling and strengthening his squad in other departments.
City have looked vulnerable in defence so far this season while with Ilkay Gundogan out injured and the likes of Yaya Toure and Fernandinho not getting any younger, perhaps it would be a sensible move to sell and bring in reinforcements elsewhere.
While the Premier League giants aren’t exactly short of money anyway, having an additional £80m would certainly strengthen their position in the transfer market further.