Report: Charlton braced for Manchester City approach for Jeremy Sarmiento

A general view of The Valley prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town at The Valley on August 13, 2016 in London, England.

Charlton Athletic are said to have set an asking price of £6 million as attempt try to ward Manchester City off a move for Sarmiento.

A general view of The Valley prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Charlton Athletic and Northampton Town at The Valley on August 13, 2016 in London, England.

Charlton Athletic are 'bracing themselves' for an approach from Manchester City for Jeremu Sarmiento, according to the Sun.

The 15-year-old is the latest off the Charlton academy production line - after the emergence of Ademola Lookman, Joe Gomez and Ezri Konsa in recent years - and has already appeared for the Addicks' Under-23s.

It is claimed the League One side have offered Spain-born Sarmiento a five-year deal to ward off suitors, but are looking for £6 million to cash in.

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The report adds, however, that any fee would be set by Football League tribunal - although Charlton stand to receive a record amount for a schoolboy player, which was set when Chelsea paid £2.5 million for Exeter City's Ethan Ampadu in 2017.

And it also states that Manchester City have not been put off by the Addicks' valuation of the teenager, who plays as a winger or number 10.

A move to City, the newly-crowned Premier League champions with a state of the art training complex, would appeal to most young footballers.

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