Barcelona ‘target’ Ilkay Gundogan signing and other Man City transfer rumours

Gundogan, 32, has yet to agree extended terms at the Etihad Stadium and should have several options in the event he does move on next season. He joined City from Borussia Dortmund for 27million in 2016.

During that time, the Germany international – who has won 66 caps for his country – had made 278 appearances for City and won four Premier League titles. Gundogan was appointed club captain when long-serving Fernandinho left the reigning champions to return to his native Brazil this summer.

But could a new challenge be around the corner for Gundogan? Reports from The Telegraph indicate Barcelona are keen on bringing Gundogan to the Nou Camp as they appear set to miss out on Chelsea player N&aposGolo Kante, who is also running into the final few months of his agreement in west London.

Elsewhere, reports from Football Insider suggest former City forward Raheem Sterling could leave Chelsea despite only signing for the Blues last summer. Sterling, 28, enjoyed seven successful years with City where he totted-up 131 goals and 95 assists from 339 appearances in all competitions.

However, the England international has seen competition increased at Stamford Bridge this January with Atletico Madrid attacker Joao Felix joining Chelsea on loan. Ukraine winger Mykhaylo Mudryk has also signed for the club in an eye-catching 88.5million switch.

In turn, that could deem Sterling surplus to requirements and the Football Insider article states that Chelsea would be “willing to listen to offers” for him. Sterling cost them around 47.5million when he departed City.


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