Date: 9th June 2023 at 4:23pm
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Manchester City go into Saturday’s Champions League final against Inter Milan as overwhelming favourites. 

The Citizens have the chance to win the prestigious competition for the first time by beating their Italian opponents in Istanbul, and if they are triumphant they will complete a remarkable treble.

Pep Guardiola’s side have already lifted both the Premier League title and FA Cup this season and are now on the verge of a truly sensational feat.

Despite that, it appears that the Manchester outfit could soon let one of their key players leave.

As per Football Insider, City are prepared to accept offers for defender Aymeric Laporte this summer, providing that they can find a replacement for him.

The report claims that City will allow the Spain international to depart The Etihad if they sign a world-class central defender during the upcoming transfer window.

Laporte, 29, joined his current club from Spanish side Athletic Bilbao back in 2018 and has since played a key role for Guardiola’s team.

Laporte could reportedly be sold this summer

In total, he has made 179 appearances for the club across all competitions, including 24 this season.

The Spaniard’s playing time has somewhat decreased over the past couple of seasons with Guardiola boasting a plethora of world-class options at centre-back.

The likes of Ruben Dias, John Stones, Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake all compete for the two starting spots in the City team, which has undoubtedly hindered Laporte’s opportunities of late.

The player’s current contract is set to run until the summer of 2025, but it looks increasingly likely that he will leave Manchester prior to that date.

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol is said to be one of City’s top targets as they look to sign a new centre-back this summer.

The Croatia international has been in fine form for his club and also impressed for his country at the World Cup in Qatar last year.

If Laporte were to leave City, Premier League rivals Aston Villa are said to be interested in signing the former Bilbao man.

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