MANCHESTER CITY are set to add another £6.8million to their summer transfer kitty by selling Serbian midfielder Ivan Ilic to Hellas Verona.
The 20-year-old has been on the books of the City Football Group for four years but has never played a game for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Ivan Ilic is set to depart Manchester City on a permanent dealCredit: Getty
And if the deal is completed, it will be another significant boost to their funds as they look to land Harry Kane and Jack Grealish this summer.
Ilic has had loan deals with former club Red Star Belgrade and NAC Breda – before spending last season in Italy with Verona.
He impressed in Serie A and also won himself a call-up to the Serbian national team in the summer.
Talks have moved on in recent days and a permanent deal now looks more likely than a loan.
It will take City’s earnings on outgoing transfers this summer well past the £50m mark.
They sold Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha and Angelino – while also banking around £11m from former youth star Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United.
In addition, City have around £45m in their back pocket from Leroy Sane’s move to Bayern Munich last summer.
Reports in Portugal suggest Pedro Porro’s move to Sporting CP could be turned into a permanent move – which would be worth another £7m.
The defending Premier League champions face Barnsley on Saturday for a final pre-season friendly, ahead of the Community Shield on August 7.
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