Fabian Delph in talks over Manchester City move..

Just days after saying he was going to STAY at Aston Villa

  • Fabian Delph was linked with Manchester City transfer before claiming he would be staying at Aston Villa to captain them into the new season
  • But England star has performed incredible U-turn and is set to join City
  • Midfielder has an £8million release clause in his Villa Park contract 
  • Delph was seen entering same centre where Raheem Sterling had medical

Fabian Delph’s move to Manchester City is sensationally back on.

The Aston Villa captain is understood to have performed a second U-turn and is in discussions over a move to the Etihad in an £8million deal after all.

Delph, the club captain, originally committed to the switch last Friday and had a medical booked. But he changed his mind overnight and did not attend, agreeing to stay at Villa instead.

Fabian Delph walks out of the same centre where Raheem Sterling had his Manchester City medical

The Aston Villa midfielder is close to completing a huge u-turn by signing with Manchester City

The Aston Villa midfielder is close to completing a huge u-turn by signing with Manchester City

Delph is in discussions over a move to the Etihad in an £8million deal after he changed his mind again

Delph is in discussions over a move to the Etihad in an £8million deal after he changed his mind again

FABIAN DELPH PLEDGED FUTURE TO VILLA AFTER REJECTING MAN CITY

‘I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.’

Fabian Delph, July 11

He issued a statement on Saturday, which read: ‘I’m aware there has been intense media speculation surrounding my future in the last 24 hours and I want to set the record straight.

‘I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.’

However, he appears to have altered his stance again and sources in Manchester are confident a transfer will go ahead.

Delph walks out of Wilmslow Hospital on Friday afternoon ahead of completing his remarkable move

Delph walks out of Wilmslow Hospital on Friday afternoon ahead of completing his remarkable move

Delph (left) trained with Aston Villa last week as the club started their pre-season preparations 

Delph (left) trained with Aston Villa last week as the club started their pre-season preparations

Delph was put through his paces at Bodymoor but is now set for a sensational switch to City

Delph was put through his paces at Bodymoor but is now set for a sensational switch to City.

Delph leaving would be a hammer blow to Villa, still coming to terms with Liverpool triggering Christian Benteke’s £32.5million release clause.

Losing both players would hugely affect Tim Sherwood’s plans and increase the urgency for new recruits.

Villa are due to play their second pre-season friendly, against Braga at the Stadio Da Nora in the Algarve, at 6.30pm on Friday.

Aston Villa released an image showing Delph's loyalty to the club after signing a new contract in January

Aston Villa released an image showing Delph’s loyalty to the club after signing a new contract in January

Fabian Delph (centre) shows off his captain's armband while revealing the new Aston Villa home kit for 2015-16

Fabian Delph (centre) shows off his captain’s armband while revealing the new Aston Villa home kit for 2015-16

Delph is the captain of Aston Villa and skippered the side in their FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal in May

Delph is the captain of Aston Villa and skippered the side in their FA Cup final defeat by Arsenal in May

Delph has emerged as a key player for England, featuring in the 3-2 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Slovenia

Delph has emerged as a key player for England, featuring in the 3-2 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Slovenia

 

 

 

Source:Daily Mail

 

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