According to recent reports, Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon has given the green light for young defender Nuno Mendes to leave the club this summer, so long as a bid in excess of £34m (€40m) comes in.
That’s according to Portuguese outlet A Bola, who claims the Lions would allow the young star to move, even at this late stage in the summer transfer window.
Mendes, 19, has been a hugely successful product of Sporting Lisbon’s illustrious youth academy.
Having now established himself as a first-team player, the teenager, who plays as an attacking left-back, has already gone on to feature in 47 senior matches, in all competitions.
In light of his impressive rise, the young defender has been relentlessly linked with a summer move to join Pep Guardiola’s Citizens, however, so far, despite the speculation, a move has failed to materialise.
However, despite there being just eight hours left for European clubs to do their business, although seemingly unlikely, A Bola believes there is still hope that Mendes could secure a massive transfer in time for the new 2021-22 season.