Man City not willing to sell 29-year-old England international

Fabian Delph will have to request to leave Manchester City if he wants to force through a move to Everton this window.

The Englishman has 12 months left on his current contract at the club and has attracted from Goodison Park, as well as Turkish side Galatasaray.

Fabian Delph made just 11 appearances in the Premier League last season, and his chances are set to be even more limited after the arrival of Rodri. The England international was utilised in an unorthodox left-back position for much of the 18/19 campaign, but Benjamin Mendy has since returned to fitness, while Oleksandr Zinchenko has signed a new contract.

Fabian Delph has retained his spot in England squad despite a lack of playing time at Etihad but he fears for his Three Lions spot heading into Euro 2020. The midfielder cost Manchester City just £7 million when he joined from Aston Villa back in 2015 and the club are willing to let him run down if a suitable offer is not made.

Everton are leading the race for him, but Manchester City value him at around £16 million and see little reason to let him leave on the cheap when Pep Guardiola values his ability to play in several positions. Fabian Delph, for his part, remains happy in the north-west but is concerned about his spot in England and will need to make clear to the club that he wants to leave to force a departure.

The Premier League champions hope to sign Joao Cancelo from Juventus in the remaining period of the transfer window, but a move for the Portuguese depends on Danilo.