Manchester City is facing a challenge to retain Ederson as Al Nassr is ready to offer him a contract nearly three times his current salary, according to an ESPN source.

Ederson is among the Saudi Pro League side’s potential targets, which also include Liverpool’s Alisson and Juventus’ Wojciech Szczesny.

City is eager to keep the Brazilian international but, according to a source, will consider his departure if he requests to leave and their valuation is met by another club.

The 30-year-old, Pep Guardiola’s first-choice goalkeeper, is contracted until 2026, which means City would require a substantial fee for his transfer.

Ederson, who joined City from Benfica in 2017 for £35 million ($44.8m), has won six Premier League titles and the Champions League with the club.

A source revealed that Ederson could earn over £600,000 a week at Al Nassr, a figure City wouldn’t match even if they enter contract negotiations.

Despite interest in Ederson, City remains calm due to Stefan Ortega’s contract extension in June, which keeps him at the Etihad until 2026.

Guardiola, according to a source, would be comfortable starting the season with Ortega as the main goalkeeper if Ederson departs.

Ortega, who has been Ederson’s backup since 2022, made 20 appearances last season, including a critical save against Son Heung-Min in their penultimate league game, helping City secure a record fourth consecutive title.

Sources indicate that while Al Nassr is interested in signing a goalkeeper, their primary focus in the summer transfer window is to acquire a central midfielder, with Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes being a key target.