The 22-year-old is one of European’s most promising young players, but he will not come cheap if leading sides decide to make a move for the German international.
Sky Blues boss Pep Guardiola is keen on the exciting midfielder and scouts have watched the former 1860 Munich prodigy, who has been a star at Westfalenstadion over the past three years.
Dortmund are keen to keep hold of the youngster but could be resigned to losing him if City or PSG put their full weight behind a transfer bid before the end of the transfer window on August 31.
Los Blancos remain in the market for a replacement in attack following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus during the summer transfer window. With money available, the club are ready to step up their efforts to land a key name.
However, this will depend on whether UEFA will punish the Ligue 1 champions for Financial Fair Play breaches.
If the Neymar deal does not go ahead, then Real will move for Inter’s Mauro Icardo or Red Bull Leipzig’s Timo Werner.
However, the pre-match press conference saw Maurizio Sarri having to discuss a potential high-profile departure yet again.
The Blues boss was asked whether there had been any update on Eden Hazard‘s future.
The Belgium playmaker continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, where the transfer window remains open for another two weeks.
“I have spoken with him very often in the last 10 days,” Sarri said.
“He has never said anything to me about this. I am sure Eden will be with us for this season.”