Man City star James McAtee in talks over season-long loan transfer to Sheffield United to get more first-team experience | The Sun

SHEFFIELD UNITED are reportedly in talks to sign James McAtee on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

The 19-year-old, who made six appearances for Pep Guardiola's side last season, is seeking a move away from the Etihad to gain more first team experience.

And according to The Daily Mail, Sheffield United could be his next destination.

The Blades submitted a formal offer for the England U21 international on Monday.

If Man City choose to accept the deal, it would see McAtee join the Championship club on loan until June 2023.

Leeds, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are also interested in signing the young star, along with LaLiga side Villarreal.

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Man City have already raised £174million this summer through player sales.

First team regulars Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both joined Arsenal for a combined total of £77m last month.

Raheem Sterling made a move to Chelsea in a deal worth £47.5m.

Young stars Romeo Lavia, Gavin Banuzu, Aro Muric and CJ Egan-Riley also left to join Southampton and Burnley respectively.

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Meanwhile, City have introduced just four new players.

Erling Haaland was announced as the club's first signing of the summer when he completed a £51m move from Borussia Dortmund.

Julian Alvarez has also joined the club on a permanent basis following his return from River Plate.

England international Kalvin Phillips made the move to the Etihad last month for a fee of £45m after rejecting Manchester United.

And goalkeeper Stefan Ortega joined on a free transfer from Arminia Bielefeld.

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