Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood and Chloe Kelly to reportedly join Manchester City - how would they fit into the blues' side? 
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According to reports from Katie Whyatt in the Daily Telegraph, Manchester City are close to signing deals with Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood and Chloe Kelly.

It was announced on Monday that Bronze and Greenwood will both be departing Olympique Lyonnais this summer after the Champions League is over, with Nikita Parris the only English player left in Lyon.

After a strong season at Everton in which the young striker made a name for herself as a prolific goalscorer and was rewarded with a callup to the England squad, Chloe Kelly did not renew her contract with Everton and now looks set to join 

Lucy Bronze

The marquee signing of the three to many will be Lucy Bronze, hailed by England manager Phil Neville as “the best player in the world, without a shadow of a doubt” at last summer's Women's World Cup.

Bronze will be returning to a Manchester City side which she departed back in 2017 after spending three years at the club.

She has had a victorious time in her spell with the French giants, winning the Champions League twice, the D1F three times (if you count this year's curtailed season) as well as the Coupe de France Féminine and Trophée des Championnes in 2019.

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She's a much-needed addition to a Manchester City side whose achilles heal this season was the lack of a conventional right-back, after Aoife Mannion tore her ACL in October.

There is no doubt to the fact that Bronze will have a positive impact in Gareth Taylor's side, and she's no stranger to supporters at the City Football Academy.

One of the world's greats, she'll be looking to guide a City side who have not won the WSL since she was at the club and have never won the UWCL to silverware and could play a vital role from the 2020/21 season onwards.

Alex Greenwood

After captaining Manchester United to promotion to the Women's Super League during the 2018/19 season, Greenwood departed for Lyon last summer for a €40,000 transfer fee.

However, a lack of game time at Lyon has saw her choose not to extend her one-year contract past the end of the 2019/20 season and she looks set to move back to the WSL.

It will be a controversial one to Manchester United supporters to see somebody who was so influential in their promotion to the top-flight move to their city rivals, a women's football 'Welcome to Manchester' if you will.

Where Greenwood will play at City, however, is less clear than her move to the club. The left-back position is currently one that has been occupied by Demi Stokes since 2015 and she has consistently performed well their.

Greenwood will help to give additional depth to a Manchester City squad that have struggled with their full-backs this season, giving Gareth Taylor an option to allow for rotation.

One thing that is certain is that the recruitment of two new defenders will push Esme Morgan and Matilde Fidalgo even further down the pecking order, with the former returning from a season-long loan at Everton.

Chloe Kelly

Only 22, Kelly has played in the Women's Super League since 2015 but has really shone at Everton under the stewardship of Willie Kirk in this campaign.

She was the fourth-top scorer this season in the WSL with eight goals from her twelve appearances, only beaten by Bethany England, Pauline Bremer and Vivianne Miedema.

Her form this season earned her many plaudits around the country, and she has worked her way into Phil Neville's England side, being named for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup.

A young player with form as good as that of Kelly will undoubtedly attract attention from big-name clubs. According to an article on Tuesday morning from the Liverpool ECHO, offers from Chelsea, Paris Saint Germain, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all been turned down - with the Atletico deal said to have been a 'stunning financial package.'

According to the same report from the ECHO, Chloe Kelly's new club is set to be announced this week, and it looks likely that the City Football Academy will be her destination.

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The Telegraph's Katie Whyatt tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that she is currently awaiting a medical with the blues.

At Manchester City, she will act as a replacement for the departing aforementioned Bremer as well as Tessa Wullaert, adding to an already very strong front-line displayed by City.

As was the problem for Bremer, Kelly might struggle for game time due to the sheer number of forwards in Manchester City's squad, although with a new manager now in charge, she will have the chance to impress Gareth Taylor before he even steps out into the dugout for his first game. 

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