Man City closing in on deal for 16-year-old midfielder

The West Bromwich Albion star Morgan Rogers is set to become the latest top talent snared by Manchester City.

The teenager is expected to join the Citizens, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims the midfielder is set to undergo a medical at Etihad after the two clubs agreed an £8 million transfer fee, which it claims would be the largest paid by a Premier League side for a 16-year-old player since Theo Walcott’s move from Southampton to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal and he is expected to join the English champions once formalities are completed.

Morgan Rogers’ sale should help the new Albion manager, Slaven Bilic, to kickstart his summer rebuild.

Only Filip Krovinovic, the Benfica midfielder, has arrived at the Hawthorns this window.

West Bromwich have already seen two of last season’s star men, Craig Dawson and Dwight Gayle, depart, while Jay Rodriguez is believed to sign for Burnley.

Manchester City have poached many top talents from rival English clubs in recent years, with the Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho, arguably the most notable.

Meanwhile Premier League champions have held talks with Sporting Lisbon about the signing of Bruno Fernandes, who has been heavily linked with their neighbours Manchester United over, but their bitter rivals appear to be looking to beat them to his services this summer.

Correio da Manha reports that the Citizens have been holding talks with president Frederico Varandas over building a partnership between the two sides to sign top young players from around the globe.