Manchester City are potentially 90 minutes away from history tonight – but the Premier League champions already have one eye on the summer transfer window.
Regardless of the result against Chelsea in Porto, Pep Guardiola – and figures responsible for transfers at the Etihad Stadium – will put their plans in place for another recruitment drive.
However, neither of those two or other potential signings will come cheaply; even in a transfer market which is set to be heavily shaped by financial implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.
SkyBet and other bookies continue to price-up the chances of those and other such transfers.
Speculation over the future of Harry Kane has also spiralled over the last couple of weeks, but SkyBet have already shut down that betting market amid his interview with Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville – and the implications that it might have on money being laid down.
Here are five players who the bookies suggest City are currently favourites to sign by September 3.
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
Manchester City – 7/1
Chelsea – 8/1
Manchester United – 9/1
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
Manchester City – 8/15
Arsenal – 8/1
Manchester United – 8/1
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Manchester City – 6/4
Real Madrid – 5/2
Chelsea – 4/1
Son Heung-min (Tottenham)
Manchester City – 10/1
Manchester United – 10/1
Juventus – 10/1
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Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Manchester City – 2/1
Paris Saint-Germain – 2/1
Any MLS side – 16/1
*Betting odds were accurate at 16:30 on Saturday, May 29.
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