Manchester City have attempted the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta from West Ham United.
The reigning champion of England and Europe has sent an offer of 70 million euros for the Brazilian, an offer that was rejected by the Londoners.
However, after an ongoing investigation into Paquetas’ yellow card where large bets were allegedly placed, City has given up on his transfer.
The team led by Pep Guardiola has turned its eyes to an old target, the young German star Florian Wirtz.
The 20-year-old has put behind him the injury that kept him out for a long time and has returned with two goals this start of the season, one in the Bundesliga and another in the DFB Pokal.
Kevin de Bruyne’s injury has made City desperate to sign a midfielder and Wirtz is one of manager Pep Guardiola’s biggest desires.
Leverkusen highly values their star, but City is expected to test the German team this week with an offer of around 90 million euros for the German talent.
Other big scouts such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Barcelona have also expressed interest in Wirtz.