Man City starlet Harwood-Bellis wanted by Lampard’s Everton as Blues plot transfer swoop for on-loan Burnley ace

    EVERTON boss Frank Lampard is making Manchester City’s England Under-21 skipper Taylor Harwood-Bellis a transfer priority.

    Lampard wants a new centre-half and his spies are now camped out at Burnley to compile a file on the classy young defender.

    Manchester City youngster and Burnley loanee Taylor Harwood-Bellis is targeted by Everton

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    Manchester City youngster and Burnley loanee Taylor Harwood-Bellis is targeted by EvertonCredit: PA

    Harwood-Bellis has looked a cut above the Championship and his passing range fits with top-flight football.

    The local lad and City fan has never shown a sign of wanting to leave Pep Guardiola’s squad but that may change.

    City have just signed Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji to go ahead of him in the queue for a game at the Etihad.

    Everton could try to intercept the season-long loan with a buy in January but it is much more likely to be a swoop lined up for next summer.

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    City may be open to a sale with a buy back clause, a new way of dealing they seem keen on, and that could work for all parties.

    Burnley boss Vincent Kompany would love to take on Harwood-Bellis if his club are promoted although the fee would be a challenge.

    The centre-back joined City’s academy in 2008 at the tender age of six.

    The defender rose through the ranks in 2019, which is when he started undergoing a series of loan stints.

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    The 20-year-old cut his teeth at Blackburn, Anderlecht and Stoke before joining Burnley in July.

    Harwood-Bellis has made eight senior appearances for City and scored one goal in the FA Cup against Port Vale two years ago.

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