Man City agree a fee of £55m for a third summer signing

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Manchester city They agreed a £55.4m fee with Rennes for Jeremy Dooku, with the winger set to sign Pep GuardiolaThird summer signature.

The Belgium international will travel to Manchester for treatment as City close in on a replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who joined Al Ahly for £30m.

Douko, 21, was capped for the first time for his country at the age of 18 and was Rennes’ record signing when it cost them €26m in 2020.

may lead to access Cole Palmerleave. Mancunian scored in both the Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup and said he wanted more first-team football this season while Guardiola stated he would either stay or be sold, but would not leave on loan.

Since Mahrez’s departure, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden have also started on the right flank for the treble winners.

Douko could make his Sheffield United debut on Sunday. His arrival City’s summer spending would take more than £150m following the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic and Josko Guardiol.

At last winter’s World Cup, Douko made one appearance off the bench as Belgium were knocked out in the group stage. He has since played twice in European Championship qualifiers during the summer for his country and has 14 caps in total.

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