Matheus Nunes misses training in effort to force Manchester City move
According to the BBC, Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes missed training in an attempt to force the club to let him leave for Manchester City. The 25-year-old has been subject to two bids from the Cityzens, with Wolves turning down City’s first offer of around £47m. The Manchester giants have since tabled a second bid of around £60m which they’re confident will be enough.
But the BBC has revealed that Wolves are unhappy with Nunes’ behaviour and are set to fine him after he missed training on Sunday and Monday without permission. However, despite that, the Molineux side are still in talks with City and fully expects the Manchester side to meet their valuation.
Manchester City table second bid worth €60m for Matheus Nunes
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have tabled a new bid worth around €60m in their bid to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Matheus Nunes. The 26-year-old is reportedly their top target this summer and has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium. However, reports have indicated that Wolves are unwilling to part with their star and are thus demanding a big fee.
It saw the club reportedly reject City’s first offer of around €50m plus €5m add-ons although Romano has reported that the Cityzens are confident their €60m offer will be accepted. The Italian journalist has further reported that personal terms have already been agreed upon with Nunes keen on joining.
EXCL: Manchester City submitted new bid for Matheus Nunes. Package around €60m with add-ons and club confident to get it done 🚨🔵🇵🇹 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2023
Personal terms agreed days ago, City optimistic — opening €50m plus €5m add ons bid was rejected.
Nunes remains City top target. pic.twitter.com/xsFH57GMVA
Barcelona starlet Pau Cubarsi turned down Manchester City this summer
According to Mundo Deportivo, highly-rated Barcelona youngster Pau Cubarsi turned down a lucrative move to Manchester City in favour of staying at the Camp Nou. The 16-year-old is highly regarded within the club’s youth academy and by manager Xavi Hernandez. So much so, that the defender was named as a part of Barcelona’s squad to face Villarreal.
However, this came after Cubarsi reportedly rejected a move to City with the Premier League side very keen on adding him to their roster of young talents. But Mundo Deportivo has revealed that Xavi played a key role in keeping the 16-year-old at Barcelona, with him signing his first professional contract in July.
Roy Hodgson on Manchester City’s rumoured move for Eberechi Eze
Manchester City set to make second bid for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes
According to The Telegraph, Manchester City are prepared to table a second bid for Matheus Nunes after their first offer of around £47m was rejected by Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Cityzens are in the hunt for a new midfielder and believe that the 24-year-old is the right man for their project. But Wolves are proving to be tough negotiators, with the club looking to get the most out of the deal.
The Telegraph has reported that City’s first bid fell well short of Wolves’ valuation although the two sides are still in talks over a potential move. However, despite that, the Independent has revealed that the Cityzens will step out of the deal if they do not believe the valuation is value for money.
OFFICIAL: Manchester City sign Jeremy Doku in move worth €60m
In an official statement, Manchester City have confirmed that they have signed Stade Rennes star Jeremy Doku in a move worth around €60m. The Cityzens have been heavily linked with a move for a new attacker and while reports indicated that they had a shortlist, Doku was at the top of that list.
The 22-year-old has reported signed a five-year contract with the club and becomes the club’s third new face this summer after moves for Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol.
Doku announced! 👇— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 24, 2023
Man City weighing up move for Eberechi Eze after Paqueta deal collapses
As per the Daily Mail, Manchester City are looking at Eberechi Eze as an alternative to Lucas Paqueta after their move for the Brazilian collapsed. The Cityzens had reached an agreement to sign the 25-year-old but betting allegations levelled against the midfielder saw the move collapse. The club are now looking at alternatives and reports have indicated that Eze is at the top of that list.
However, the Daily Mail has revealed that the Eagles will demand north of £70m for the 25-year-old but Eze only has two years left on his current contract. That combined with the fact that the midfielder would be open to the move has City confident that they can get a deal done.
Jeremy Doku currently undergoing medical ahead of €65m move – Romano
Jeremy Doku, currently undergoing medical tests at Manchester City as expected. Deal being finalised as documents are ready and already exchanged between clubs with Rennes 🔵🩺 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2023
Contract to be signed later today then Doku will officially join City. pic.twitter.com/g4KJwoFPGT
Manchester City set to return for Lucas Paqueta in January
According to Sky Sports, Manchester City are still interested in signing Lucas Paqueta and could make a move again in January for the Brazilian. The Cityzens and West Ham had come to terms over a fee of around £80m but City stepped out of the race after an FA investigation into him over alleged betting breaches came to light. The 25-year-old has since denied the claims and reports indicate that there is a small chance City will go through with the deal now.
However, that could change in January as Sky Sports has reported that sources close to deal believe that City still remain interested and will return in January. But that depends on how the FA’s investigation into the midfielder goes as any potential move hinges on Paqueta passing the inquiry.
Las Palmas closing in on loan deal for Maximo Perrone
Manchester City and Las Palmas are signing documents right now to seal Máximo Perrone loan deal. Official soon. 🟡🌴🇦🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 22, 2023
No buy option included, it was not even discussed as possibility. City consider Perrone potential big part of future plans. pic.twitter.com/sYW9Yy3mo2
West Ham and Man City struck £85m agreement for Paqueta pre-betting inquiry
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City had reached an agreement with West Ham over an £85m fee for Lucas Paqueta. However, the move collapsed because he is being investigated for potential betting rule breaches. The 25-year-old had been linked with a move to City this summer and while the Hammers had rejected a bid of around £65m, the two sides were still in negotiations.
That has now broken down after it was revealed that the FA was investigating Paqueta over potential betting breaches that the midfielder has since denied. It saw the 25-year-old omitted from the most recent Brazil squad and reports have indicated that it was because of the allegations.
‘Here we go’ – Manchester City reach agreement to sign Jeremy Doku
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City and Stade Rennais have reached an agreement over a move for Jeremy Doku. The Cityzens have been in the market for a replacement ever since Riyad Mahrez left and reports indicated that the Belgian was at the top of their list. But with the Ligue 1 side looking for a fee of over €50m, it deterred any potential suitors until City stepped in.
Romano has reported that the Cityzens have reached an agreement over a €60m fee for Doku with a medical already scheduled for the 21-year-old in the coming days. The Italian journalist also revealed that personal terms were never an issue and that Doku will sign a long-term contract with the Manchester side.
Jeremy Doku to Manchester City, here we go! Verbal agreement in place after new bid revealed here this morning — worth €60m package 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 21, 2023
Medical tests being scheduled later this week, personal terms agreed on long term deal.
Exclusive story revealed August 1, confirmed. pic.twitter.com/fv1r6u2uO4
Man City agree personal terms with Jérémy Doku, in talks over fee
As per Le Parisien journalist Benjamin Quarez, Jérémy Doku has agreed terms to sign for Manchester City this summer although negotiations are still ongoing over a fee. The Belgian has been the club’s top target to replace Riyad Mahrez this summer although West Ham are also in the running.
Quarez has revealed that the agreement is only between Doku and City as the club are still in talks with Stade Rennais over a potential fee. Furthermore, Fabrizio Romano has reported that the Ligue 1 side wants around €55m for the 21-year-old, and have already rejected an offer below that from West Ham.
Aymeric Laporte set to sign for Al Nassr in deal worth €30m
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City and Al Nassr have reached an agreement over a move for Aymeric Laporte with the Saudi Pro League side set to sign the defender. The Spaniard dropped down the pecking order after the arrival of Josko Gvardiol this summer and has been heavily linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
However, despite interest from Spain, France and even within England, reports indicated that Laporte’s attention was attracted by an offer from Saudi side Al Nassr. That has now been confirmed as Romano has revealed that the Saudi Pro League side will sign the 29-year-old for a fee of around €30m and that Laporte will earn over €20m per year on a three-year contract.
Aymeric Laporte to Al Nassr, here we go! Agreement reached also on player side — salary in excess of $20m, medical booked 🚨🟡🔵🇸🇦 #AlNassr— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2023
Laporte will sign until June 2026.
Man City to receive package close to €30m.
🇵🇹🇪🇸 Otávio and Laporte will join Al Nassr next week. pic.twitter.com/aMKIEgX9PM
Dani Olmo opens up on a potential move to Manchester City
Dani Olmo on Man City rumours: “There is nothing! I’m fully focused on the task in Leipzig, the Bundesliga, the UCL and the cup”. ⚪️🔴✨— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2023
“Man City are a big club — one of the biggest in the world. Josko Gvardiol] went there. But I’m happy here...”, told BILD. pic.twitter.com/aReFulUG4M
Man City and Barcelona reach agreement in principle for Joao Cancelo
According to Sport, Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle with Manchester City over a potential move for Joao Cancelo this summer. The Portuguese full-back has been out of favour at the club since January 2023 and has been linked with a move away this summer. However, despite being linked with a move to several European sides, reports indicated that Cancelo only wanted Barcelona.
But while the La Liga side’s financial issues made negotiations tough, Sport has revealed that City and the Catalans have come to an agreement over a season long loan-deal. Not only that, the loan agreement has a purchase option of around £30m, which will be activated if a series of objectives are met.
Manchester City set £30m price-tag for Cole Palmer amidst Borussia Dortmund interest
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City are asking for at least £30m from any potential suitor for Cole Palmer as interest in the 21-year-old builds. There’s uncertainty surrounding Palmer’s future at City as the youngster reportedly wants to leave in a bid for more game-time. However, that was responded by the Englishman playing in the club’s last three games this season.
At the same time, Pep Guardiola has also admitted that Palmer could be sold although the Daily Mail has reported that City believe that youngster is worth more than £30m. That could deter suitors like Borussia Dortmund although the German side are still keeping a close eye on proceedings.
Pep Guardiola discusses City's upcoming transfer plans
Pep Guardiola on next signings: "We wanted Harry Maguire and we didn't sign him because we didn't want to pay required fee. We wanted Cucurella, we didn't pay. We wanted Alexis Sanchez, we didn't pay". 🔵⚠️ #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 19, 2023
"At the end, we're going to pay what is fair". pic.twitter.com/uR12tOsq7v
Manchester City eyeing Jeremy Doku as Mahrez replacement
According to The Telegraph, Manchester City are considering making a move to sign Jeremy Doku from Ligue 1 side Rennes as a potential Riyad Mahrez replacement.
The report suggests that Rennes values Doku between £43-50m, with the Belgian forward still having two years remaining on his contract.
Kyle Walker set to snub Bayern for new Manchester City contract
Manchester City add Lucas Paqueta to their summer target list
As per Fabrizio Romano and Marco Conterio, Manchester City have opened talks into a potential move for West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta. The Cityzens are looking to reinforce their squad this summer, having let Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez leave the club. However, while they have been linked with moves for Michael Olise and Jeremy Doku, Paqueta has reportedly shot up their shortlist.
O Jogo has revealed that City have not only touched base with the Hammers but have also tabled a bid of around £70m for the former Olympique Lyon midfielder. However, the Brazilian news outlet has also added that West Ham are yet to respond to the offer although they are going to reject it. The Hammers want a higher fee than that to sell Paqueta although they are determined to keep the 25-year-old.
Manchester City have concrete interest in Lucas Paquetá. Talks took place with West Ham this week 🚨🔵🇧🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2023
Not an easy negotiation but City have added him to summer targets list, as @marcoconterio @geglobo reported. pic.twitter.com/WnMbDkiEav
Kyle Walker poised to decline Bayern move in favor of new contract
Kyle Walker is poised to decline a potential transfer to Bayern Munich and, instead, extend his contract with Manchester City, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. The English international has only one year remaining on his current deal and had been linked with a move to Germany this summer. However, reports recently indicated that City were confident that they could convince Walker to stay.
This speculation has now transformed into a new contract offer from City, which appears to have tempted Walker to commit to the club. Although negotiations are ongoing, Romano reports that the likelihood of the right-back departing from Etihad Stadium has significantly diminished, with City expressing confidence in retaining the 31-year-old within their ranks.
Kyle Walker, close to accept new deal proposal received by Manchester City in the last 24 hours! 🚨🔵— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2023
New contract bid sent to English RB is tempting Walker, now expected to stay and sign new deal at the club.
City are increasingly confident to keep both Walker and Bernardo. pic.twitter.com/f8AlXeO57U
Man City offer Kyle Walker new contract amid interest from Bayern
Understand Manchester City have now offered new contract to Kyle Walker, as the proposal has been improved 🔵🏴— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 8, 2023
Same process as Bernardo Silva who’s close to extending his contract.
🔴 Kyle Walker has to decide between Bayern move with Tuchel pushing… or new deal at Man City. pic.twitter.com/DFvXZmqAR8
Manchester City table new contract offer for Bernardo Silva
As per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have tabled a new contract offer for Bernardo Silva in an attempt to keep the attacker at the club. Although numerous rumors have linked Silva with moves to PSG and Barcelona, City remains resolute in keeping him at the club.
Romano confirms City's stance and has reported that the club has firmly stated their refusal to engage in negotiations for Silva's departure. Despite the persistent interest from other clubs, City remains optimistic about the outcome of their contract extension offer, expressing confidence that Silva will accept the proposed extension.
Understand Manchester City new deal proposal has now been officially sent to Bernardo Silva. 🚨🔵🇵🇹— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2023
As revealed last week, City told PSG and Barça with formal message that they will NOT negotiate for Bernardo.
City are confident to get Bernardo’s final green light to new deal. pic.twitter.com/zt0N4H3H1k
Fabrizio Romano issues an update on Bernardo Silva's future
Manchester City position remains clear on Bernardo Silva: no intention to open talks with any club, as reported last week. 🔵⛔️ #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2023
Official new contract proposal will be sent to Bernardo very soon, already this week.
It will be up to the player at that point. pic.twitter.com/27IJ4VLz6p
Manchester City keen on signing Brighton's Mitoma
Manchester City are interested in Brighton winger, Kaoru Mitoma, as a potential replacement for the departed Riyad Mahrez. Crystal Palace's Michael Olise and Rennes winger, Jeremy Doku are also on their wishlist for that right wing spot.
Manchester City to offload Aymeric Laporte following Gvardiol's arrival
As reported by the Daily Mirror, Manchester City are now looking to sell defender Aymeric Laporte this summer after signing RB Leipzig's Josko Gvardiol. The 21-year-old signed a five-year deal after arriving for a world-record fee and it has seen Laporte knocked down the pecking order. The 29-year-old was a part of the treble-winning side last term but struggled for consistent game-time.
Furthermore, reports indicate that City were looking to let the Spanish international leave if they did sign Gvardiol. However, the Daily Mirror has reported that while Laporte has attracted interest from Arsenal, Tottenham, and Aston Villa, City prefers to sell the defender to a club outside England. The report has also revealed that the Cityzens are looking for at least £30m and aren’t willing to entertain offers below that figure.
Saudi Pro League plotting move for City’s Kevin De Bruyne in 2024
According to the Sunday Mirror, the Saudi Pro League are targeting several high-profile players including Kevin De Bruyne, next summer. The Belgian has two years remaining on his Manchester City contract and has been with the club for over eight years. While he is reportedly content in Manchester, the Saudi Pro League's financial might could lead to a tempting offer.
The Sunday Mirror reported that the Saudi Pro League believes they can persuade De Bruyne to join their league next summer, following a similar pattern to Riyad Mahrez's move. The league has already signed over half a dozen stars from the Premier League this summer, and are willing to invest substantially to attract top talent.
Manchester City have no intentions of letting Bernardo Silva leave
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are firm in their stance and will not entertain any negotiations for Bernardo Silva this summer. Despite strong links to Barcelona and PSG, no official bids have been made for the 28-year-old Portuguese star. While reports indicated that the La Liga side was considering an offer, the situation has since changed.
City has already allowed several players to leave this summer, but Romano has reported that Pep Guardiola still considers Bernardo Silva as a crucial part of his plans. The Italian has also added that there are plans to offer the attacker a new contract, although Silva's position on the matter remains uncertain.
Understand Manchester City have told PSG and Barcelona that they have NO intention to negotiate at any condition for Bernardo Silva. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2023
Man City will also offer new contract to Bernardo very soon.
Player’s position will be crucial; but Man City have been strong & clear. pic.twitter.com/QNPeX58IvF
Manchester City make second Kyle Walker contract offer amid Bayern interest
According to The Athletic’s Sam Lee, Manchester City have made a second contract offer to Kyle Walker in a bid to fend off Bayern Munich's attempt to sign him. The Bavarians have been heavily linked with the English international and negotiations between the two clubs are ongoing. However, no move has materialized yet, with City determined to retain the 33-year-old defender.
So much so, that The Athletic have reported that City's efforts to keep Walker have frustrated Bayern, who fear the possibility of him staying at the Etihad Stadium. The report has also revealed that the right-back is keen on departing City this summer as he was unhappy about his game-time last term.
OFFICIAL: Manchester City sign Josko Gvardiol in €90m move from RB Leipzig
In an official statement, Manchester City have confirmed that they have signed Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig for a move worth around €90m. The Croatian defender has been the club’s top target this summer with the German side holding out for a record fee to part ways with the 21-year-old.
The move makes Gvardiol the most expensive defender in footballing history, breaking the record fee that Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire in 2019. Reports have also indicated that Gvardiol has signed a five-year contract with the club.
Josko Gvardiol signs for City! pic.twitter.com/MN6euvK0y0— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2023
Man City add Florian Wirtz to list of potential replacements for Mahrez
Football Transfers reports that Manchester City are considering a move for Florian Wirtz, adding the young starlet to their list of potential replacements for Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez's departure to Saudi Arabia has left City seeking a replacement, with Michael Olise and Jeremy Doku already under consideration, and now Wirtz.
At just 20 years old, Wirtz is hailed as one of the most talented prospects in world football and has been frequently linked with a move away from Bayer Leverkusen. The reports suggest that Leverkusen will demand a significant transfer fee,
Pep Guardiola opens up on Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva
Guardiola on Walker & Bayern and Barça & Bernardo: “They are so important to us. We want them to stay here and will do everything”. 🔵⚠️ #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2023
“We will do everything. Replacing these two would be so difficult...”, says via @kylenewbould. pic.twitter.com/jqFdiCGShl
Barcelona preparing to table €75m offer for Bernardo Silva
Sport reports that Barcelona are poised to intensify their efforts to sign Bernardo Silva by presenting an offer of approximately €65m plus €10m in add-ons. However, this bid will only be made once the sales of Ousmane Dembele and Franck Kessie are finalized, providing the necessary funds to sign the 28-year-old.
Silva's strong desire for the move has been evident, as he even turned down an offer from Saudi Arabia this summer. Although Manchester City are open to letting him go, their decision to reject an €80m offer from PSG has raised concerns for Barcelona. Nevertheless, the La Liga side remains determined to pursue Silva's signature and believe they can get their man this summer.
Josko Gvardiol in Manchester for medical ahead of €90m move
Joško Gvardiol, in Manchester and set to undergo medical tests today. Man City have signed all documents with Leipzig on Friday. 🔵🔒 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2023
Medical will start early morning then time to sign the contract.
Joško, finally new Man City player. pic.twitter.com/mWE4SuPbDz
Man City have €90m agreement in place to sign Josko Gvardiol – Romano
Manchester City and Leipzig are ironing out final details of agreement for Joško Gvardiol deal — to be signed by end of the week 🚨🔵🇭🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 2, 2023
Player to have medical on Friday, if all goes to plan.
Deal in place for €90m fee, Gvardiol set to become the most expensive CB ever. pic.twitter.com/DWO1s0QLD7
Bernardo Silva ‘desperate’ to sign for Barcelona despite PSG interest
Sport reports that Bernardo Silva is ‘desperate’ on signing for Barcelona this summer despite the fact that their financial issues could hinder any potential move. The club's struggles have been well-documented in recent years, leading to challenges in securing new signings during this transfer window.
Nonetheless, Sport indicates that City will not obstruct Silva's departure if he chooses to leave the Etihad Stadium, but they remain firm on their asking price. Reports suggest that the Cityzens value Silva at around €80 million, and there is also reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain in the 28-year-old.
Ajax reach an agreement with Manchester City to sign Carlos Borges
As per ESPN, Manchester City and Ajax have come to an agreement with the Dutch giants set to sign winger Carlos Borges. The Dutch giants have been linked with a move for the 19-year-old this summer although the report has indicated that West Ham are also in the running. The young star signed for the Etihad side in 2015 but has never made a senior appearance for the club.
But despite all the interest from within England, ESPN has revealed that Ajax are set to pay €20m for the 19-year-old while City has also negotiated a buyback clause with a 20% sell-on fee as well.
Man City shortlist Rennes' Jeremy Doku as potential Mahrez replacement
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City has included Jeremy Doku's name on their shortlist to replace Riyad Mahrez this summer. The club is reportedly in search of a new winger and has been linked with Crystal Palace's Michael Olise. However, Romano reveals that Doku has joined Olise on City's shortlist, as they continue to explore their options this summer.
While Crystal Palace is demanding a fee of over £50m for Olise, City appears unwilling to meet that price. On the other hand, Stade Rennes has not disclosed Doku's price tag, but reports suggest they could be open to a summer move for the 21-year-old winger.
EXCLUSIVE: Manchester City now add Jeremy Doku to the list to replace Riyad Mahrez as new winger 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2023
Alongside Michael Olise (who’s in both City and Chelsea lists), Doku is one of the priority names being considered by Man City. pic.twitter.com/79NG2fiENm
Manchester City sets £50m price limit for Michael Olise pursuit
According to The Athletic’s Sam Lee, Manchester City is showing reluctance to pay more than £50m to secure Michael Olise from Crystal Palace. The Frenchman has emerged as City's primary target to replace Riyad Mahrez, who moved to Al-Ahli during the summer. However, the Cityzens faces stiff competition from Chelsea for the talented young star.
Rumors suggest that Crystal Palace is attempting to leverage this competition to drive up the price, but City is reportedly unwilling to engage in such tactics. Lee has reported that the club has set a firm £50m limit for Olise's transfer, an amount that Palace deems below their valuation for the winger.
Everton and more than dozen clubs interested in Man City’s Rico Lewis
According to the Sunday Express, Manchester City starlet Rico Lewis has become a subject of significant interest this summer, with Everton among the clubs keen on signing the full-back. The report suggests that Everton are not alone in their pursuit as Brighton, Leeds United, Southampton and a dozen clubs in total are monitoring the 18-year-old's situation at the Etihad.
Despite the high demand for Lewis, the Sunday Express has revealed that Manchester City intends to offer the Englishman a new long-term contract. This is because Pep Guardiola sees Lewis as a crucial part of his squad, which could potentially dampen the interest from other clubs.
Mateo Kovacic on Man City's potential move for Josko Gvardiol
Kovacić on Gvardiol deal: “He’s ready for Man City step. He can come to City and learn and be the best version of himself. I’d obviously like it!”. 🔵🇭🇷— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 30, 2023
“I’m a good friend with Josko and he’s Croatian. It would be nice to have a Croatian by my side here…”, told @Jack_Gaughan. pic.twitter.com/ytpBhMHfaE
Leeds United looking into £15m move for Man City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis
As per Alan Nixon on Patreon, Leeds United expresses interest in Taylor Harwood Bellis, the Manchester City defender, who has been linked with several potential moves. After an impressive loan spell at Burnley, the 21-year-old has caught the attention of West Ham, Fulham, and now Leeds United.
However, the reported £15m asking price set by City for the defender, despite just one year left on his contract, could be a hurdle for Leeds United. Having already spent over £10m on new signings, the club may need to rely on future sales to finance the move for the talented defender.
Aymeric Laporte's Manchester City exit contingent on Josko Gvardiol's arrival
Manchester Evening News reports that Aymeric Laporte's Manchester City exit could materialize if the club successfully secures the signing of Josko Gvardiol. City considers Gvardiol their top target this summer and are currently in negotiations for a potential £85m move.
Although no agreement has been reached, Pep Guardiola is open to allowing Laporte to leave if Gvardiol's transfer goes through. Despite links to a summer departure, there is yet to be any concrete interest in the 29-year-old defender. While Crystal Palace and Barcelona have shown interest, no formal approaches have been made so far.
Pep Guardiola on signing replacement for Riyad Mahrez
Guardiola on new winger: “The market is open until the end of August... I think a few things or many things are going to happen”. 🔵👀— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 29, 2023
“We will see if we need wingers or inside players, we will see what happens with loan players, which players stay here or no”, told @SamLee. pic.twitter.com/3CW2WWJskH
Nathan Ake signs four-year contract extension with Manchester City
Manchester City has officially announced that defender Nathan Ake has extended his contract with the club until 2027. The talks between the two parties had been ongoing for several weeks, with Ake expressing his desire to remain with the club after a successful treble-winning season.
Having joined the Cityzens from Bournemouth in August 2020, the Dutch international has made more than 80 appearances and played a crucial role in securing three Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and a Champions League crown.
Here to stay! pic.twitter.com/bqKk9qOzfK— Manchester City (@ManCity) July 29, 2023
Manchester City not looking to enter race to sign Kylian Mbappe this summer
Manchester City is reportedly one of the few European giants not involved in a potential bidding war for Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to the Daily Mirror. The Frenchman's hesitation to sign a contract extension has sparked rumors of a possible exit from PSG, leading to interest from several top clubs.
However, the report states that Manchester City, despite having the financial means, are not among the clubs pursuing Mbappe. Instead, they are focusing on strengthening other areas of their squad and believe they already have one of the world's best forwards in Erling Haaland.
OFFICIAL: Riyad Mahrez signs for Saudi Pro League club Al Ahli for £30m
Manchester City have confirmed that Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez completed a £30m move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli. The 32-year-old signed a contract until 2027 as reported by Fabrizio Romano and is reportedly set to earn £750,000-a-week. Mahrez was given permission to miss City's pre-season trip to Japan and South Korea to finalize the transfer.
Having joined the Blues in 2018 from Leicester for £60m, Mahrez enjoyed immense success at the Etihad, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, three Carabao Cups, and the Champions League during his tenure.
RB Leipzig sets firm deadline for Man City in Gvardiol transfer talks
RB Leipzig has set a deadline for Manchester City's pursuit of Josko Gvardiol, as reported by The Daily Mail. The Bundesliga club wants the deal to be concluded before the start of the Premier League season. Despite ongoing negotiations for months, the two clubs have yet to reach an agreement on the potential fee for the Croatian star.
While personal terms have reportedly not posed any issues, the Cityzens have not met Leipzig's €100m demands. In light of that, the Mail has reported that the Germans have set the start of the Premier League season as a deadline as they want their squad settled before the Bundesliga season begins.
Manchester City submit £85m bid for Josko Gvardiol
Sport Bild reports that Manchester City has made a world-record bid of £85m, along with add-ons, for RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol. The Croatian center-back has been a subject of strong interest from City but an agreement with Leipzig is yet to be finalized. Nevertheless, Bild claims that the Manchester giants are confident in securing Gvardiol's signature before the transfer window closes.
City's bid of £85m includes add-ons, but Leipzig has not accepted it, as they seek more favorable terms. If approved, the bid would surpass the fee Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire in 2019.
Pep Guardiola wants Kyle Walker to stay despite Bayern interest
Guardiola: “We hope Kyle Walker stays with us. I heard comments from Tuchel about Kyle, I will say the same”. 🚨🔵— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 25, 2023
“What I can say he is a very important player for us. The clubs are in touch, we will fight for him”, via @SamLee. pic.twitter.com/zSTDCusg28
Benfica and Sporting CP eyeing move for Man City’s Oscar Bobb
According to TV2 Sport, Portuguese giants Benfica and Sporting are looking into a potential move for Manchester City starlet Oscar Bobb.
The report has indicated that Benfica and Sporting aren’t Bobb’s only suitors with Brighton & Hove Albion considered to be the front-runner for the 20-year-old prodigy who has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Cityzens.
However, the Sky Blues are keen on keeping Bobb at the Etihad Stadium beyond this summer as they believe the Norwegian can make an impact. So much so, that TV2 Sport has further reported that even a potential fee worth around £15m won’t be enough to sign Bobb this summer.
Manchester City set €50m asking price for Joao Cancelo amidst Barcelona interest
According to reports from Sport, Manchester City have set a €50 million asking price for Joao Cancelo, amidst interest from Barcelona and Arsenal. The 29-year-old full-back is reportedly out of favour at Manchester City, therefore the club is unlikely to loan Cancelo out and would prefer a permanent deal for the Portuguese international.
However, as noted by Sport, City's €50 million asking price has made it extremely difficult for Barcelona to acquire Cancelo, as the La Liga giants were looking for a more affordable deal. Yet all hope is not lost for Barcelona as Sport has additionally reported that the La Liga side believe they could get City to reduce their asking price if Cancelo doesn't leave before the window closes.
Man City eye Inter's Nicolo Barella as potential Bernardo Silva replacement
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Manchester City might turn to Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella if they lose Bernardo Silva this summer.
The £50m-rated star is also coveted by Liverpool and Newcastle United, but City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his midfield following the departure of Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona, as well as Silva's possible exit ahead of the new season.
City are reportedly in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the possible departure of Silva for a fee of around €100m. If the 28-year-old midfielder completes his move to the Paris, then City could make a play for Barella as an ideal replacement.
'Here we go': Man City reach agreement with RB Leipzig for defender Gvardiol
Manchester City have reportedly reached an agreement to sign Josko Gvardiol from German club RB Leipzig, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
It is thought that talks between the Champions League winners and Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig have progressed positively and agreed upon a world-record transfer fee for a defender.
Romano adds that Gvardiol has already agreed personal terms and has completed the first part of his medical with the move on the cusp of being completed.
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool and Al Ettifaq just reached an agreement in principle on fee for Jordan Henderson — here we go! 🚨🔴🇸🇦— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 19, 2023
Henderson already agreed three year deal last week, documents to be checked then time to sign and move to Saudi.
Steven Gerrard, waiting for JH. pic.twitter.com/dH96SgMURe
Man City could make a move to sign Raphinha as Mahrez replacement
Manchester City have identified Barcelona winger Raphinha as a priority transfer target as they seek a replacement for the outgoing Riyad Mahrez, who appears likely to move to Saudi Arabia amid interest from Al-Ahli.
That's according to journalist Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, who reports that talks have already taken place between the two clubs about a possible transfer involving the Brazilian international.
🚨EXCL : 🔵🔴🇧🇷 #Liga |— Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) July 19, 2023
◉ Raphinha is a top target for Manchester City if Riyad Mahrez leaves the club. The interest is concrete.
◉ Txiki Begiristain and Deco have already been in contact this week.
◉ Barça will listen any offer.https://t.co/6zaB8lKIpi pic.twitter.com/JdEFGq4qS0
Walker to speak to Pep before handing in a transfer request
Fabrizio Romano has suggested that English defender Kyle Walker will have a final conversation with his manager Pep Guardiola before making a decision to leave the club. Walker is touted to join Bayern Munich after giving them the green light but nothing is confirmed as of yet.
New round of talks has been scheduled by Juventus for Franck Kessié deal. He's top target for the midfield but Juve want to understand player's plan as he has always wanted to stay at Barça... or try Premier League. 🇨🇮— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 16, 2023
Talks soon as Juve's new director Giuntoli wants Kessié. pic.twitter.com/rvYDSRMd9r
Kyle Walker agrees personal terms with Bayern Munich
In a shock development, Kyle Walker has agreed personal terms to join Bayern Munich, according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.
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Bernardo Silva open to Saudi move after positive talks
Al-hilal have made positive contacts with Man City's Bernardo Silva, according to Al Jazeera. The Portuguese winger has been more receptive of a move after initial talks between two parties.
Manchester City considering sensational £90 million swoop for Frenkie de Jong
According to a report from The Sun, Manchester City are considering making a £90 million offer for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
After City decided to walk away from the Declan Rice race, Pep Guardiola has insisted on signing a midfielder, given that Ilkay Gundogan left the club to join Barcelona.
Man City's Rodolfo Borrell becomes the new Sporting Director of Austin FC
City waiting for a suitable offer for Silva to decide his future
According to a report on the Manchester Evening News, Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva could be allowed to leave Manchester City this season.
Pep Guardiola is planning a revamp at the club and players like Silva and Laporte could be sacrificed for the restructure. Although, Silva will only be allowed to leave the club if a suitable offer arrives for the club legend.
Man City identify Celta Vigo sensation Gabri Veiga as Declan Rice alternative
Manchester City are keen on signing Celta Vigo star Gabri Veiga, says Fabrizio Romano.
Veiga, 21, scored 11 goals in 36 LaLiga games last season and has been tracked by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool and Chelsea.
The Spain U21 international has a buyout clause of €40m and City are looking to bolster their midfield.
EXCL: Manchester City have entered the race for Spanish talent Gabri Veiga after pulling out of Declan Rice deal. He’s one of the options now being considered at the club. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2023
Liverpool and Chelsea remain interested but City also informed now.
Release clause: €40m. pic.twitter.com/Hb8kmXfMzi
OFFICIAL: Man City confirm signing of Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea
Manchester City have announced the signing of midfielder Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea. Kovacic had just one year left on his contract at Stamford Bridge and was free to leave this summer, with City pouncing on and securing a deal which will cost them an initial £25m, with a further £5m in add-ons.
The 29-year-old has signed a four-year contract at the Etihad and becomes City's first signing of the summer.
City match Arsenal's second bid in their first proposal for Rice
According to journalist David Ornstein, Manchester City have submitted their first proposal for Declan Rice worth £80m plus £10m in add-ons. The English heavyweights have already matched Arsenal's second bid in their opening pitch as the fight between the two teams continues to sign the West Ham captain.
The reigning PL champions have already sold Gundogan to Barcelona and would look to bolster their midfield department with the signing of Rice.
🚨 EXCL: West Ham have tonight received formal offer from Manchester City to sign Declan Rice. #MCFC proposing deal worth £80m + £10m add-ons after 2nd Arsenal bid of £75m + £15m rejected last week. #AFC pursuit of main target ongoing @TheAthleticFC #WHUFC https://t.co/61GrpGrlrq— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) June 26, 2023
Manchester City to send a bid for Declan Rice this week
Gundogan sends emotional message to City fans after joining Barcelona
Gvardiol conveys his intention to join City
Man City agree personal terms with RB Leipzig's Gvardiol
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have agreed personal terms with Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol. He also adds that RB Leipzig will look to make him the most expensive centre-back ever.
Understand Manchester City have now agreed personal terms with Joško Gvardiol 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2023
Pep Guardiola rates Joško highly.
Talks will take place between clubs; RB Leipzig hope to keep Gvardiol, won’t sell for less than €100m.
Leipzig want Joško to be most expensive CB ever. pic.twitter.com/aRpzjKnzHb
Manchester City keeping tabs on Kim Min-Jae
Football Insider has reported that Manchester City are eyeing a last-minute swoop of Napoli's star defender Kim Min-Jae. The South Korean defender had a scintillating season for the Italian heavyweights and has been linked to a move to Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
With his release clause sitting at just £50m, the Sky Blues will look to trigger his release clause next month and lure him to Manchester next season.
Manchester City in advanced talks to sign Declan Rice
Manchester City are in advanced talks with West Ham over a potential agreement for Declan Rice. That's according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who says a potential hijack is in the works.
The Gunners have identified Rice as their top target and are preparing a third bid after their opening two offers in the region of £90m were rejected by the Hammers. But City have joined the race and are expected to make their first bid soon as they look to beat Arsenal for Rice.
Mateo Kovacic undergoing medical tests ahead of £25m City transfer
Mateo Kovacić is currently undergoing medical tests as new Manchester City player — first part of documents has been already signed. £25m plus £5m add-ons to Chelsea. 🔵🤝🏻 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 23, 2023
Kai Havertz will complete medical with Arsenal soon — deal official next week. pic.twitter.com/tmEYxFacfQ
Manchester City set to place first bid for Declan Rice this week
Manchester City have decided to bid for Declan Rice after calling West Ham last Friday to be informed 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 22, 2023
Man City also checked player’s side — understand Rice is open to any move so deal depends on the clubs now.
Arsenal, planning to bid again since last week. ⚪️🔴 #AFC pic.twitter.com/wdHsnlerii
'Here we go': Gundogan to Barcelona gets Fabrizio Romano seal of approval
Ilkay Gündogan to Barcelona, here we go! Final approval arrived on club side to register him as new signing, green light from the player. It’s done deal, signed few minutes ago. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2023
Gündogan has agreed a two year deal valid until June 2025 with option for further year. pic.twitter.com/Gr467hNBms
Man City agree £25m deal to sign Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea
EXCL: Mateo Kovacić joins Manchester City from Chelsea, fee agreed and done deal — here we go! 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2023
Agreement between clubs just reached for £30m fee.
Personal terms agreed two weeks ago, Kovacić only wanted Man City.
Medicals in the next days.
New midfielder for Pep 🇭🇷 pic.twitter.com/cXU7ZDSKMf
Bernardo Silva closing in on a Saudi Pro League move
Manchester City playmaker Bernardo Silva is close to finalising a move to the Saudi Pro League, according to Marca.
The 28-year-old has is under contract with City until 2025, but has been stongly linked with a move away from the Etihad this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona both credited with serious interest.
However, the Portugal international looks set to become the latest European star to move to Saudi Arabia, joining the likes of N'Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, and Ronaldo, among others.
Chelsea and Manchester City inching closer to finishing Mateo Kovacic deal
Chelsea and Manchester City are at the final stages of Mateo Kovacić deal. First approach was for €25m, Chelsea want at least €30m. Personal terms are 100% agreed 🔵🇭🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
This could only change if City decide to enter into Declan Rice deal — where Arsenal remain favourites. pic.twitter.com/kxHRS3fmLY
PSG pushing to sign priority transfer target Bernardo Silva
Understand Paris Saint-Germain are still planning to insist on Bernardo Silva as top summer target — valid also with Luis Enrique as new coach. 🚨🔴🔵 #PSG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
All parties feel Bernardo won’t join any Saudi club now. PSG will push again — but Man City won’t make any discount. pic.twitter.com/vByR92VtcP
Pep Guardiola wants Ilkay Gundogan to stay amidst Barcelona rumours
Guardiola: “I know Barça love Gündogan and Xavi has called him many times. We want him to continue — if in the end he decides to join Barça, I will tell him that he will have a great time”. ✨🇩🇪— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
Gündogan when asked about Barça in press conference: “Barcelona is beautiful city!”. pic.twitter.com/HjS2dX5bI9
Gundogan refuses to return to Dortmund as he's yet to make a future decision
Ilkay Gündogan in press conference: “No decision has been made yet, I’m still in the process to decide my future”. 🚨🇩🇪— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 19, 2023
“There was a contact with Borussia Dortmund but it was never close as the return to Bundesliga is not part of my plans”, he added. 🟡⚫️ #BVB pic.twitter.com/PMSccojQzN
Man City vying to extend Walker's contract amidst Bayern rumours
Bayern ramp up their efforts to sign Walker from Man City
According to Sky Sports Germany, German champions Bayern Munich are closing in on a shock move for Kyle Walker this summer. The senior defender has reportedly been left frustrated after being benched in the Champions League final by Guardiola.
Since the conclusion of the showpiece event, the English right-back has been linked to a move to Germany and recent reports suggest that Bayern Munich are advancing their talks with the former Spurs man.
Man City waiting for Gundogan's decision to continue Rice's pursuit
Declan Rice deal — entering into crucial days. Arsenal want to be fast to avoid surprises, new bid to be discussed after £80m rejected. Personal terms almost agreed. ⚪️🔴 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 17, 2023
🔵 Understand Man City asked again for status of Rice deal on Friday, waiting for Gündogan decision. pic.twitter.com/BZQ06MJVTI
Riyad Mahrez focussed on his career at Manchester City
Riyad Mahrez is vying to stay at Manchester City and run down his contract at the club. The Algerian winger is linked to a move to Saudi Arabia after being left short of minutes under Pep Guardiola this season.
Having rarely featured in City's starting eleven since the turn of the year, Mahrez was tipped to leave for a club that could offer him more playing time. But the Algerian international has brushed aside these rumours while being on international duty.
Speaking on international duty, Mahrez told Algerian media(via Manchester Evening News): “I have two years left in Manchester. So far there is nothing. I am concentrating on these two games [for Algeria] and then I will go on vacation."
Man City to offer a winger in a cash plus exchange deal for Rice
A report on Caughtoffside has revealed that Manchester City are looking to propose a swap deal for Declan Rice involving a winger in exchange for the Three Lions' starlet. Rice has expressed his desire to leave the Hammers after guiding them to an iconic Conference League trophy and has since been the talk of the transfer market.
Arsenal are currently the favourites to sign Rice, but Arteta's former employees are leaving no stone unturned to secure the English international. Guardiola has insisted on offering winger Carlos Borges to the London club along with cash to get Rice to the Etihad.
Barcelona lead the race to sign Gundogan
Manchester City are open to selling Riyad Mahrez
According to Calciomercato, Manchester City will listen to offers for winger Riyad Mahrez this summer and let him leave if he wants to.
Mahrez has seen less playtime in the last season and is attracting interest from Saudi Arabian clubs. His contract expires in 2024.
Kyle Walker willing to join Bayern Munich this summer
Bayern are in talks with Kyle Walker, with Manchester City prepared to offload the player. Walker is prepared to move to the Bundesliga to extend his career at the top level after becoming frustrated by the absence of a firm offer from City to discuss new term [@MarkOgden_] pic.twitter.com/bzHpdbSIyR— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 16, 2023
Manchester City close to agreeing personal terms with Josko Gvardiol
Understand Manchester City are advancing on Josko Gvardiol deal on player side. Negotiations on personal terms are progressing well, same as Kovacic. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 16, 2023
Leipzig will only sell Gvardiol for huge fee otherwise they are prepared to keep him for one more season. pic.twitter.com/ckKB9qX9Vr
Leicester City poised to take Enzo Maresca from Man City as manager
Leicester City closing in on appointment of Enzo Maresca as new head coach — talks at final stages, details are being discussed 🚨🔵🦊 #LCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 15, 2023
Maresca, set to sign soon if all goes to plan as The Athletic first called.
He’s prepared to leave Manchester City and Guardiola’s staff. pic.twitter.com/kOR7w1T7Q0
Manchester City want to offload Joao Cancelo before pre-season begins
Manchester City want to find a solution for João Cancelo before the pre-season as Portuguese fullback will be available on the market. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 15, 2023
Discussions will take place soon as the interest of Barcelona remains strong — Arsenal also had contacts on player side. pic.twitter.com/mJyPcMwCPW
Manchester City want PSG to include Warren Zaire-Emery in Bernardo Silva deal
According to French journalist Fabrice Hawkins, Manchester City want PSG to include teenage wonderkid Warren Zaire-Emery in a potential deal for Bernardo Silva.
Zaire-Emery has just two years left on his PSG contract and hasn't entered negotiations yet, while Silva is 'seduced' by the idea of joining Les Parisiens although his preference is to play in La Liga.
Manchester City actively pursuing Declan Rice
Arsenal opening bid for Declan Rice has been rejected immediately by West Ham — sources guarantee that total value of the proposal was £80m. Not enough to convince West Ham 🚨⚪️🔴 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 15, 2023
Man City, informed on Rice deal but Arsenal remain favourites - they’re expected to bid again. pic.twitter.com/H0s72epFPp
Croatian centre-back Josko Gvardiol tipped to join Manchester City this summer
According to a report from teamTALK, Manchester City could bring two Croatians to their team instead of one as Josko Gvardiol is tipped to join his international teammate Mateo Kovacic at the Etihad Stadium.
The Cityzens are preparing a record-breaking move for Gvardiol to sign him from RB Leipzig as they are willing to pay over a €100 million.
Riyad Mahrez uninterested in moving to Al Ahli
According to Football Insider, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez does not want to move to Saudi Arabia side Al Ahli in the upcoming transfer window.
The report states that Al Ahli were offering Mahrez a deal worth £120m over three years, but the winger isn't interested. However, the Saudi Arabia side will make another bid in an attempt to lure him away from Manchester City.
PSG want to include Verrati and Donnarumma in deal for Silva
According to Fichajes, PSG are offering midfielder Marco Verrati and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnaruma in their bid for Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.
However, as per the report, Manchester City aren't interested in either Verrati or Donnaruma, and are looking for a fee for Silva.
Moyes plotting a swoop of Kalvin Phillips
A report on 90min.com (via CaughtOffside) has reported that West Ham United are interested in signing Kalvin Phillips from Manchester City.
The English midfielder has rarely featured this season warming the bench at Manchester and with Declan Rice tipped to leave the Hammers, David Moyes is exploring the possible replacements of his club captain.
Although Phillips just won the treble with the Sky Blues, the former Leeds midfielder might be vying for some minutes and could be interested to make a switch to London for some playing time.
Manchester City needs to pay massive fee if they want to sign Gvardiol
According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City will have to shell out a fee in the region of €100m for the services of their transfer target Josko Gvardiol.
The RB Leipzig defender has been one of the shining stars of the season and has attracted attention since his heroics in Qatar in the previous edition of the World Cup.
With Manchester City expressing their massive interest in signing the centre-back, Romano suggests that Pep's side will have to pay a massive amount to secure his signature.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with CaughtOffside, Romano commented on the future of Gvardiol: “More than €80m, the most expensive centre-back in the history of the game, this is the idea of RB Leipzig. I’m not sure €80m or €85m will be enough. Sources close to Leipzig believe it could be around €100m to sign Gvardiol this summer."
Gvardiol on Manchester City's wishlist
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have identified RB Leipzig's Josko's Gvardiol as a top target and talks have already taken place. The Croatian CB is keen on the move as well.
Manchester City consider Josko Gvardiol a top target as Mateo Kovacic — he’s in the list since last year, talks already took place. Player, keen on the move. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2023
Leipzig will only sell Gvardiol for huge fee as most expensive centre back ever.
🎥 https://t.co/sgUBhcaQNC pic.twitter.com/I7E4B3KKTu
PSG to try again for Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva remains among the top targets for Paris Saint-Germain. Club is planning for Bernardo move since March — but Man City will ask for important fee. Nothing close yet. 🇵🇹 #PSG— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2023
PSG director Luis Campos has great connection with Bernardo since he was at Monaco. pic.twitter.com/GCodGKC2h7
Alvarez to stay at City until a lucrative offer arrives from another European giant
Pep Guardiola to continue with Manchester City for two more years
According to the Times, Pep Guardiola is looking to continue as Manchester City's manager for two more years. The Spanish manager's contract with the Sky Blues ends after a couple of years and he's willing to stay faithful to the Cityzens.
Guardiola who becomes the first manager to lift the treble twice with Barcelona and Manchester City was tipped to leave the club, but the veteran will stay in England for a couple of years before deciding his future destination
Gunners leading the race to sign Gundogan believes Per Mertesacker
Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has suggested that Arsenal are closing-in on German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Mertesacker has spoken about the situation during punditry duty with German broadcaster ZDF, as quoted by the Metro.
“I think the clubs are queuing,” Mertesacker said. “Because [Mikel] Arteta knows him and we probably haven’t broken off contact, we’re in a good position. “I think he’ll let it all sink in first and then choose from one of the four clubs.” suggested the former German international.
The treble-winning midfielder is tipped to leave the Sky Blues for free this summer with multiple European elites vying for his signature.
While FC Barcelona are in pole position to sign the German, Borussia Dortmund have also expressed their desire to bring him back to his former employees.
But according to the former Arsenal defender, Arsenal are confident of signing Gundogan next season in their hopes of lifting the Premier League next summer.
Silva yet to make a call on his future at Manchester City
Manchester City hellbent on extending Nathan Ake
According to Football Insider, Manchester City are working aggressively to extend defender Nathan Ake's contract after his impressive performances this season.
While Ake still has two years left on his current contract, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a huge admirer and wants him at the club on a long-term basis.
Gundogan yet to decide his future amidst exit rumours
Manchester City want Gvardiol to replace Laporte
According to Football Insider, Manchester City want to sign RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol to replace centre-back Aymeric Laporte in the summer.
The report further adds that Manchester City will only accept offers for Laporte from another club once they have signed Gvardiol.
Mateo Kovacic closes in on City move after agreeing personal terms
Manchester City have reached an agreement over personal terms with Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The 29-year-old Croatia international is interested in joining the Premier League champions, who will begin talks over a transfer fee with the Blues after the Champions League final on Saturday.
It is reported that Chelsea are willing to offload Kovacic, as they look to trim their first-team squad this summer. With Gundogan and Bernardo Silva linked with moves away from the Etihad, City are scouring the market for elite midfield reinforcements, and Kovacic fits the bill.
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EXCL: Mateo Kovacić has now agreed personal terms with Manchester City after advanced talks already revealed last week 🚨🔵🇭🇷 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 8, 2023
Kovacić wants the move, next step has to be between clubs as Chelsea and City will discuss fee after the UCL final.
Chelsea, open to sell Kovacić. pic.twitter.com/PKdCHsEL9B
Riyad Mahrez attracting interest from Saudi Arabia outfit Al Ahli
Saudi Arabia have turned their attention on Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez this summer after being rejected by Lionel Messi in recent hours. That's according to a report from CBS, which says Al Ahli are interested in signing Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez.
The Saudi Pro League side's club president Waleed Muaath is reported to have flown to London to join PIF delegation in their attempts to sign the winger, who still has two years left to run on a contract that he renewed just last season.
The 32-year-old Algerian winger, who has been a key feature in Pep Guardiola's team this season, contributing to 27 goals in 47 matches.
Man City lose race to sign free-agent Raphael Guerreiro
Raphäel Guerreiro will travel to Munich next week but documents have already been checked by his agents. Deal will be valid until 2026. 🔴✅ #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2023
Medical tests booked, as revealed today. No Atlético Madrid move, Guerreiro will play for Bayern.
Here we go confirmed. pic.twitter.com/XJhD1CFDnM
Arsenal open talks for Joao Cancelo over a potential summer move
According to a report from Sky Sports, Arsenal have opened talks with Manchester City for the possible transfer of Portuguese international Joao Cancelo this summer.
City boss Pep Guardiola is open to letting the 29-year-old leave Etihad. Cancelo joined Bayern Munich on loan for the second half of the 2022-23 season, but the Bavarians didn't trigger the £60 million buy-out clause included in his loan contract.
Arsenal have opened 'early verbal talks' for the player; however, Cancelo prefers a move to La Liga - to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Major boost for Manchester City in pursuit for Theo Hernandez
According to La Repubblica, AC Milan vice-captain and Manchester City target Theo Hernandez is considering leaving the Rossoneri due to technical director Paolo Maldini's sacking.
Manchester City have been pursuing Hernandez for some time, however, the defender had signed a contract extension with AC Milan till 2027.
As per the report, things have now changed due to Maldini's exit and Hernandez maybe looking to move elsewhere this summer.
Gundogan's agent remains coy about German's future
Ilkay Gundogan's agent denied the reports about the German maestro agreeing a deal with City or any other club. He insisted his client is focused on the final with Man City.
🚨 EXCL. Ilkay Gündogan’s agent Ilhan on rumours of new deal agreed and set to be signed with Man City: “Nothing has been agreed with City or any other club”, told me. #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 5, 2023
“The recent reports are NOT true. Ilkay is only focused on the final”, Gündogan’s agent replies. pic.twitter.com/DEKg5GeZiV
Manchester City consider swoop for free agent Raphael Guerreiro
According to a report from The Sun, Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing Portuguese left-back Raphael Guerreiro, who is now a free agent since he didn't extend his contract with Borussia Dortmund.
Guardiola wants to sign Guerreiro to pave the way for Sergio Gomez to leave on loan for Burnley, who are managed by City legend VIncent Kompany and have achieved promotion to the Premier League for the 2023-24 season.
Pep Guardiola hopeful about Gundogan's future
Pep Guardiola hopeful that Ilkay Gundogan will sign a new contract following their FA Cup win over Manchester United in which Gundogan scored a brace.
The midfielder can leave Manchester City at the end of the season but he says nothing has been decided yet, while his coach hopes he will remain. "Hopefully, I wish," Guardiola said in his post-match comments.
Manchester City enter the race to sign Gnonto
A report on Italian news outlet Calciomercato has suggested that Manchester City have entered the race to sign Leeds United winger Wilfried Gnonto.
The Italian youngster has been one of the finds of the Premier League campaign and the Sky Blues want to lure him to Manchester with Leeds being relegated to the Championship.
Man City could receive massive competition from Arsenal and multiple Italian clubs who are also looking to get the youngster onboard.
Man City to rival Real Madrid for Alphono Davies
According to the Spanish publication AS (via Manchester Evening News), Manchester City are looking to enter the race to sign Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich if the defender leaves the German giants this summer.
The Sky Blues lost Joao Cancelo to the Bavarian giants in January on loan and are looking to ship him off again when he returns this summer. Pep's men would receive massive competition from Real Madrid who are also vying for the Canadian's signature.
Manchester City begin negotiations over summer move for Kovacic
EXCL: Manchester City have opened concrete talks to sign Mateo Kovacic in the summer. Positive discussions took place with player’s camp in the last few days over personal terms 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 31, 2023
Chelsea, open to selling Kovacic as part of midfield revolution. Talks will continue soon. pic.twitter.com/a9IL6NSdug
City on alert as Benjamin Pavard wants to leave Bayern Munich
Benjamin Pavard wants to leave Bayern Munich this summer, in a development that has put Manchester City on high alert. That's according to Sport1, who say Pavard has actually now put in a transfer request at Bayern.
It is claimed that Thomas Tuchel has been hoping that Pavard would stay. But the defender has seemingly made up his mind. He wants out of Allianz Arena, and apparently he has no shortage of suitors, including in Spain, England and Italy.
Pavard wants a fresh challenge in another top European league. Pavard’s contract with Bayern expires in the summer of 2024 and so, Bayern could be forced to cash in on him rather than losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Man City uninterested in loaning Cancelo to Barcelona this summer
Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez recently confirmed that the Catalan club wanted to sign Joao Cancelo during the January transfer window only for Manchester City to decide against sanctioning the move.
With Barcelona still on the lookout for a right-back this summer, a loan move for Cancelo has been mentioned as a low-cost option. However, City's stance on the potential loan deal hasn't changed at all despite the player's wish for a Barcelona stint, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Barcelona's perilous financial position does not bode well for their chances of signing him, with the English champions more keen on finding a permanent solution for the fullback rather than another loan spell since he is no longer in Pep Guardiola’s plans.
The report adds that although his agent, Jorge Mendes, will "press as much as possible," Cityzens are unlikely to budge on their strict transfer policy.
Xavi confirms Man City did not want Cancelo to join Barcelona in January
Guardiola in touch with Neymar amidst City links
Manchester City ready to offload Cancelo but demand €40 million for him
Manchester City are ready to offload Portuguese fullback, Joao Cancelo, after the defender had a falling out with manager Pep Guardiola. Cancelo, who is currently on loan at Bayern, is valued at €40 million by the Cityzens.
According to reports in SPORT, City are ready to accept an offer of €40 million for the fullback with Barcelona circling around the player. City bought Cancelo from Juventus €65 million, meaning that they are ready to bear a loss of €25 million.
SPORT also claims that Cancelo might just be the cheapest option on the market Barcelona could find in the summer.
Manchester City enquire about PSG star Marco Verratti
Manchester City are said to have approached Paris Saint-Germain about the possibility of landing Marco Verratti this summer, according to Fichajes. The Italy international could leave PSG this summer, having received criticism from the club’s supporters in recent times.
The Ligue 1 leaders are reportedly open to listening to offers for a player who is believed to be seeking a new challenge. A recent report claimed that Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti is keen to bring the Italy international to Bernabeu during this summer's transfer window.
There is also interest from Man City, with the Citizens expected to be in the market for at least one central midfielder this summer. The Sky Blues are bracing for multiple midfield exits this summer with Kalvin Phillips, Bernardo Silva, and Ilkay Gundogan linked with moves away.
Lewis set to sign long-term extension with City
Understand Manchester City are closing in on new long term deal for Rico Lewis — agreement set to be completed. 🚨🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 22, 2023
Talks had already been advanced for months and now it’s about final details. Pep, big fan of Rico and his potential.
He’s staying at City. Here we go. pic.twitter.com/qHYBAlpvRo
Newcastle United ahead of Manchester City in Tierney race
According to Football Insider, Newcastle United are favourites to sign Arsenal left-back and Manchester City target Kieran Tierney in the summer.
Manchester City are reportedly looking to sign Tierney to bolster the left side of their defence, however, they will have to ward off interest from Newcastle United and Aston Villa for the Scottish defender.
Gundogan could extend Man City contract amidst Barcelona links
According to The Times, Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan could extend his stay at the Etihad after reportedly cancelling his plans to move to Spain.
The German international was tipped to make the switch to Barcelona as a free agent at the end of his contract this year, but the veteran midfielder has held positive talks with the club and might see himself winning more trophies with City in the future.
Manchester City set to rival Barcelona in Joshua Kimmich pursuit
Barcelona will have compete with Manchester City for 28-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich. That's according to a report by Mundo Deportivo, who state Barca and City are both keen on having the German international in their ranks.
The 28-year-old midfielder, whose market value is €80 million, has seen his Bavaria future come under question in recent weeks, with rumours swirling around that he could be on the move in the summer.
If true, he will have no shortage of suitors. City, for one, hold a long-standing interest in the enforcer, and are keen to reunite him with boss Pep Guardiola, who views him as the ideal replacement for soon-to-be free agent Ilkay Gundogan.
Leeds United eyeing Man City's academy talent
Man City academy talent, Kian Breckin, could be on his way out of the club and is attracting interest from Leeds and others ahead of the summer, according to the Mail.
The 19-year-old is described as a skilful attacking midfielder, and it looks like he could have a big future in the game.
Barcelona agree a three-year deal with Man City star midfielder
According to reports in Diario SPORT, Blaugrana have a verbal agreement with Man City's star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. The report adds he has already agreed to join Barcelona ahead of the new season, on a three-year deal.
Although Manchester City have offered him fresh renewal terms, Gundogan remains keen on a fresh challenge after spending seven years in Manchester, and hopes to ply his trade at Camp Nou next season.
Bernardo Silva strongly considering move to PSG
According to L'Equipe, Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva is pondering over making a move to PSG in the next transfer window.
Silva wants to leave Manchester City and move on to new pastures, claims the report, and he is PSG's priority target for the summer.
Manchester City gain major boost in race for Min-jae
According to Napoli defender Kim Min-jae's agent Vincenzo Morabito (via Team Talk), the highly-rated South Korean centreback is most likely to join Manchester City were he to leave Naples.
Min-jae has been pivotal to Napoli winning their third Serie A title this season and is being followed by Manchester United and Chelsea along with Manchester City.
Kyle Walker looking to run down his contract
According to the Mirror, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is willing to run down his current contract with the club which expires in 2024, instead of leaving in the summer.
As per the article, Walker dreams of returning to Sheffield United, his former club where he began his footballing career.
Ilkay Gundogan focussed on winning trophies with Man City
Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Man City's midfielder Ilkay Gundogan hasn't made any decisions on his future as of yet. The German international is currently focused on guiding the Sky Blues to a treble and will only make a decision after the curtains are drawn on the season.
Ilkay Gündogan won’t communicate any decision now. He wants to focus on Man City final games & winning titles — there is no green light to any proposal yet. 🔵🇩🇪 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 13, 2023
Barcelona remain keen on signing him with an important contract bid, but still waiting on Gündo to decide. pic.twitter.com/mMgJb3iwV5
Man City to make a bid for Declan Rice
According to Football Insider, Manchester City will make a bid for West Ham captain and midfielder Declan Rice in the upcoming transfer window.
Manchester City have shifted their focus from Jude Bellingham to Declan Rice after it was revealed that Real Madrid were favorites to sign Bellingham.
Mikel Arteta wants to bring Joao Cancelo to Arsenal amid uncertain City future
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly interested in signing Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo, and feels he would suit their current style of play, according to 90min.
The duo have worked together in the past during their time at City, when the Arsenal boss was assistant to Pep Guardiola. Cancelo now faces an uncertain future at City and could very well be on his way out of the defending Premier League champions in the summer.
The 28-year-old left City in January to complete a loan switch to Bayern Munich for the second half of the season after falling out of favour with Pep Guardiola at his parent club.
The Bundesliga giants have £61m option-to-buy, and want to keep him at the Allianz Arena, where he's now a regular starter under Thomas Tuchel. Barcelona and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in a potential move.
Manchester City switch attention towards signing Mateo Kovačić
According to a report from Football Insider, Manchester City have turned their attention towards Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovačić and want to go all-in for the Croatian midfielder.
The Cityzens' primary midfield target for this summer was Jude Bellingham, but he has reached a personal agreement to join Real Madrid, who are set to have another meeting with Borussia Dortmund to discuss the transfer terms.
Manchester City eye Ryan Gravenberch after falling behind in Jude Bellingham race
Liverpool interested in Kalvin Phillips
According to Caught Offside, Liverpool are considering making a move for out of favour Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips in the summer.
However, the report states that West Ham who are also interested in the English midfielder could be the more likely destination for Phillips.
West Ham considering move for Walker and Phillips
According to 90min, West Ham are contemplating a move for Manchester City duo Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips in the summer.
As per the report, Phillips is disappointed with his playing time this season, while Walker has fallen down the pecking order after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola changed his tactics.
However, it will be tough for West Ham to sign the players due to their current predicament which sees them in a relegation battle.
Manchester City prepare €60m bid for Min-Jae
According to Fichajes, Manchester City are readying a bid in the range of €60m for Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae for the next transfer window.
Min-Jae has been one of Napoli's standout performers and helped them win their third league title. As per the report, even Manchester United is preparing a bid for the South Korean centre-back.
Man City keen on signing Frenkie de Jong
Journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport that Manchester City are interested in signing De Jong from Barcelona in the summer transfer window. Guardiola “has long admired” the Dutchman, according to the report.
Jones has added that the chances of City signing the midfielder “are low unless Barca U-turn on their recent stance and decide to sell him to raise cash”.
Manchester City interested in Alex Moreno transfer
As Manchester City already seem to be compiling their wish list ahead of next season, Pep Guardiola has made the signing of a new left-back a top priority for City this summer, according to Foot Mercato.
And the man featuring at the very top of his wanted list is Aston Villa star Alex Moreno, who has seemingly caught their eye with his impressive form ever since he joined Unai Emery’s side for just £13.3m in the January window.
Emery seemed to be the driving force behind the signing of the Spanish full-back, who has provided plenty of defensive nous, directness, width and creativity down the left-flank. However, the fear for the Villans is that Manchester City are now ‘interested’ in a summer transfer swoop to sign the 29-year-old.
Real Madrid eye Julian Alvarez as Benzema heir
According to Fichajes, Real Madrid see Manchester City striker Julian Alvarez as the ideal candidate to replace current ace Karim Benzema.
However, the report states that it will be difficult for Real Madrid to sign him with Alvarez's contract running till 2028 and Manchester City also unwilling to sell him.
Guardiola heaps praise on West Ham midfielder
Pep Guardiola heaped praise on West Ham United's captain and defensive midfielder, Declan Rice, calling him an 'exceptional player'.
City are said to be interested in the midfielder and will face competition from multiple clubs with the price tag up in the air.
“He’s an exceptional player”, Guardiola says when asked about Declan Rice — as @sistoney67 reports. ✨🏴 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 2, 2023
Pep has always appreciated Rice as top midfielder but the race this summer will include many top clubs — price tag still not clear, up to West Ham. pic.twitter.com/H8XaGBMBD9
Manchester City set Bernardo Silva's price tag
Manchester City will reportedly ask for a transfer fee of £75m from the suitors of Bernardo Silva, reports 90min. The Portuguese international is looking to embark on a new adventure away from the Etihad with Barcelona and PSG vying for the midfielder’s signature.
While the Parisians could easily afford the money, the Catalan giants- who have had a long-term interest in Silva- could find it difficult to shell out the money owing to their financial issues.
PSG confident about signing Bernardo Silva
According to Fichajes, PSG are optimistic about signing Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva in the upcoming transfer window.
Silva has been on PSG's radar since the last transfer window and as per the report Manchester City will demand a fee of €90m for him.
Manchester City interested in Ferland Mendy
According to Fichajes, Manchester City are monitoring Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy and could make a move for him in the summer.
Per the report, Mendy is seen as an ideal replacement for Joao Cancelo by Manchester City and Real Madrid are looking to cash in on him.
Pep Guardiola doesn't want Neymar at City
According to El Nacional, Manchester City manager doesn't want Neymar at PSG as he feels his antics off-pitch are not suitable for the club.
Earlier rumours had suggested that Manchester City are one of the many clubs keeping tabs on Neymar who is no longer wanted at PSG, however, Guardiola is against the move.
Manchester City to compete with Bayern Munich for Kovacic
According to the Evening Standard, Bayern Munich will compete with Manchester City for Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic in the summer.
Kovacic's contract expires in the summer and the report states that bot Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel want to work with him.
Man City showing interest in Achraf Hakimi
According to Team Talk (via Fichajes), Manchester City are looking to make a move for PSG right-back Achraf Hakimi in the upcoming transfer window.
Hakimi has been excellent for PSG since joining them in 2021, scoring seven goals and providing 11 assists in 77 league games. City are set to face competition from rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.
Man City keen on Kieran Tierney
According to reports Football Insider, reigning champions Manchester City are exploring the option to sign Arsenal's Scottish left-back, Kieran Tierney. Pep Guardiola is looking to strengthen his squad in the upcoming transfer window and the fullback is viewed as a potential transfer target.
Tierney is reportedly open to a move away and the prospect of a new challenge.
Aymeric Laporte hopeful of securing Barcelona move with help from Xavi's agent
According to a report from Relevo, Spanish centre-back Aymeric Laporte does not intend to stay at Manchester City beyond this summer and is eager to secure a move to Barcelona.
Since cutting ties with the Wasserman agency in November, he has met a lot of big agents with a clear objective: sign for Barcelona. Among those agents, he has met with Arturo Canales, who is also Xavi's representative.
However, if he cannot earn a move to the Spotify Camp Nou, he will still leave Man City. The report from Relevo also states that his former club Athletic Club have an outside chance of acquiring his services should Laporte be unable to find an employer.
Manchester City join the race for Napoli defender Kim Min-jae
According to a report from The Sun, Manchester City want to bolster their defence ahead of the next season by attempting to sign Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae this summer.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola is said to be a huge admirer of the 26-year-old South Korean, who has been influential in helping Napoli stay at the top of the Serie A table this season.
Although City are well stocked at the heart of the defence with Ruben Dias, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Aymeric Laporte, and Nathan Ake, the future of Laporte is increasingly likely to be away from the Etihad Stadium next season, while Stones and Ake have found a new home in the defensive midfield and a left-back positions respectively.
Manchester City planning a £30m move for Scotland star Aaron Hickey
According to The Sun, Manchester City are planning to make a move for Aaron Hickey, with manager Pep Guardiola wanting modern players for his hybrid full-back/midfield position, and it's understood he is convinced the 21-year-old has all the qualities needed to thrive at the Etihad.
Although the Cityzens are still considering a deal for Fulham's Antonee Robinson, they are delaying it because of the high cost. While Hickey would cost about £30m, the 20-year-old is considered to be more versatile and with younger profile.
Mateo Kovacic wants to work with Pep Guardiola
According to Fichajes, Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic wants to work with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Manchester City have been interested in Kovacic, whose contract expires next summer, and Guardiola is also keen on signing the midfielder.
Man City change mind on offloading Jack Grealish to sign Jude Bellingham
According to Football Insider, Manchester City have changed their minds about potentially entertaining to bids for Jack Grealish during the summer window.
Bellingham, who is valued at £150m, has emerged as one of Pep Guardiola's top transfer targets in recent months. Surprisingly, it was Jack Grealish which was discussed in the hierarchy as potentially the man to make way for Bellingham at the Etihad despite costing them a British record fee of £100m in 2021.
The former Villa winger was in danger of being sold, with Guardiola said to be unsure about his ability to fit into the Spaniard’s style of play.
However, Grealish has been in his best form in a City shirt since the World Cup, and has forced a change of stance at the board level. He is one of the first names on the team sheet for Guardiola after building a fine relationship with Haaland.
The report adds that if the Cityzens are to complete a mega-money deal for Bellingham in the off-season, they will need to sell other talents.
Pep Guardiola interested in signing Mateo Kovacic
Mateo Kovacic has been linked with a move away from Chelsea with his contract ending at the end of next season. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the midfielder and the club has launched a move to sign the player. According to Croatian reporter Haris Mrkonja, Kovacic's representative were in talks with the club in London.
For my English speakers: Mateo Kovačić’s representatives are in London to talk to Man City about a transfer to the blue side of Manchester.#Kovacic #ManCity #Transfer #ChelseaFC #CFC https://t.co/vkLAVX9amC— Haris Mrkonja N1 (@harismrkonjan1) April 21, 2023
Real Madrid still plotting Haaland move, must pay over €220m for his services
Manager Pep Guardiola extended his contract with Manchester City until 2025 in November of last year, with reports yesterday claiming that the Cityzens are now also lining up a contract offer for star striker Erling Haaland, and that Haaland’s €150m release clause is no longer valid because of the manager signing an extension.
However, according to AS journalist Marco Ruiz, the latest revelation hasn't fazed interest from Los Blancos, who are working on convincing the Norwegian front-man to swap Etihad Stadium for Santiago Bernabeu as early as 2024.
As per the report, Haaland’s Man City future has nothing to do with Guardiola’s continuity. The 22-year-old's current deal with Manchester City runs until 2027, he can think of leaving in 2024 and the variable release clause remains intact in 2025 and 2026.
The only change between these three periods is the price tag. If Madrid wants to land him in 2024, they will have to spend more than €220m for his signature. Surprisingly, the asking price will continue to decrease as he nears the end of his contract.
Manchester City set to offer new contract to Erling Haaland
According to The Athletic, Manchester City ace, Erling Haaland will soon receive a contract extension from the club after his release clause for next summer was removed from his contract.
The report states that it is unknown how many years Manchester City will offer to extend Haaland's contract to, however, his current deal runs till 2027.
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İlkay Gündoğan addresses his future
Illay Gündogan on his future: “There are talks in the background and I think it’s normal. But without going into too much detail, there’s nothing decided yet”. 🔵 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 19, 2023
“Of course the talks continue — and so if there’s a decision you will be the first to know”. pic.twitter.com/SOQYsVK5zu
Manchester City to allow Aymeric Laporte to leave if he pushes for an exit
Manchester City eyeing summer move for Alphonso Davies
According to Sky Sports Germany's Florian Plettenberg (h/t @iMiaSanMia), Manchester City are interested in acquiring the services of Bayern Munich left-back Alphonso Davies this summer.
Real Madrid are also linked with the Canadian international.
Manchester City ready to battle it out for Alessandro Bastoni
Manchester City are interested in securing the services of Inter Milan's Alessandro Bastoni, according to reports in Fichajes.
Bastoni is set to enter into the final year of his contract and Inter could be looking to make bank on the defender rather than losing him for free in 12 months. City are set to face competition from cross-city rivals, Manchester United.
Chelsea interested in Julian Alvarez
According to Fichajes, Chelsea are considering making a move for Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez in the summer to reinforce their attack.
Alvarez is reportedly disappointed with his game time at Manchester City and will request a transfer away from them if they don't make him a more regular member of the squad.
Chelsea are unsure about the futures of Armando Broja and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and see as an ideal candidate to replace them, states the report.
Manchester City ready to raid Chelsea for academy talent Levi Colwill
Manchester City are attentive to Chelsea's Levi Colwill, looking to make a move for the young defender in the summer, according to reports in Standard. Chelsea could be walking the Financial Fair Play (FFP) tightrope and be forced to sell some of their homegrown talents in the summer to comply to the rules.
The 20-year-old has been impressive on loan at Brighton and is being touted as one of the best young defensive talent in the country.
Manchester City in the driver's seat in Jude Bellingham race
Real Madrid looking to revamp defence by signing João Cancelo
According to a report from Fichajes, Real Madrid believe Ferland Mendy and Dani Carvajal, the first-choice full-backs at the club, are well past the level needed to play for the club.
The report further states that Los Blancos are firmly interested in João Cancelo and will submit a bid around €60 million to secure the 28-year-old's services, who's currently on loan at Bayern Munich.
Kyle Walker close to leaving Manchester City
According to Fichajes, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker is one step away from leaving the Cityzens in the summer.
Walker's contract expires at the end of the season and with the right-back no longer in Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's tactics, he looks to move to new shores.
Manchester City make an official bid for 17-year-old defender
Manchester City have made an attempt for the signing of Efe Sarikaya from Turkish side Altay, their technical director Tuna Uzumcu revealed in an interview with Radyospor (via Fanatik).
The club chief revealed that there have been three offers for Sarikaya, with one of them being from Manchester City, even though the numbers weren’t disclosed.
“Official transfer offers from Manchester City, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla clubs came for Efe Sarıkaya. However, our player is open to development and we have not accepted the offers at this stage.” he said.
Manchester City interested in signing Benjamin Pavard
According to a report from 90min, Manchester City want to sign Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard in the summer, with Manchester United and Real Madrid reportedly interested too.
Pavard's contract with Bayern runs out in 2024, and although the club want to extend his contract, the Frenchman wants to wait until the summer before making a decision.
"There are currently no talks with the club, we're focused on our season goals,” Pavard said publicly earlier this week.
"I'm just trying to play my best football and win trophies. We'll see this summer.”
Real Madrid prioritise signing Erling Haaland in 2024
Real Madrid are aware of the lack of impotency in front of goal in recent weeks, in part due to Karim Benzema's drop in form and injury issues.
Now, according to Spanish publication AS, Los Blancos are going to prioritise the signing of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland in the summer of 2024.
The report further states that Madrid will push for Haaland regardless of whether Kylian Mbappé arrives or not.
The club believes that the Norwegian striker will be the perfect successor for Karim Benzema, who is expected to leave the club in the summer of 2024.
According to AS' information, City have set a price tag somewhere between €220 to €240 million.
Manchester City interested in Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz
According to The Will, Manchester City are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Florian Wirtz in the summer.
Cityzens have rekindled their interest in the 19-year-old midfielder's development after previously keeping an eye on him.
The English champions will have tough competition to sign him because a number of other teams, including Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Newcastle, are reportedly keeping an eye on the player's progress.
Southampton eyeing Man City academy talent
According to the reportsinSun, Southampton are interested in signing Manchester City's Kian Breckin after raiding them last summer for Romeo Lavia, Gavin Bazunu and Sam Edozie. City’s academy director Jason Wilcox also set to join Southampton in the next days.
Kian has previously been linked with Barcelona as well.