Manchester City transfer news and rumours today: City eye ambitious exchange deal with rivals

THE KINGS takes a look at the biggest transfer news and rumours involving Manchester City

According to journalist Dean Jones on GiveMeSport, Manchester City are considering a proposal wherein winger Jack Grealish is exchanged for Arsenal ace Bukayo Saka.

Grealish hasn’t set the world on fire after his £100m move to Manchester City, while Saka is only improving every season with Arsenal. However, Jones states that such negotiations are only in their preliminary stages and nothing concretes has been proposed by the Cityzens yet.

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Manchester City will announce the signing of Maximo Perrone in the upcoming days. All the parties are involved in sealing the documents to secure the signature of the Argentine wonderkid.

Romano further stated that Manchester City’s boss has spoken to former Argentine defender and U-20 coach Javier Mascherano about Perrone and what he has to offer.

Manchester City will complete Máximo Perrone deal in the next days — as all parties are working to get documents sealed. It’s almost done, as already called in December. 🔵🇦🇷 #MCFCUnderstand Pep Guardiola spoke to Argentina U20 coach Mascherano about Perrone and his potential. pic.twitter.com/gciE5lD18S

Speaking to the press (via Fichajes), Manchester City target and RB Leipzig defender Joško Gvardiol stated that he will not be moving from Leipzig this winter.

After Gvardiol’s heroic performances for Croatia in the World Cup, many clubs along with Manchester City, have been trying to sign him. However, it seems any transfer will now only happen in the summer.

According to Football Insider, Manchester City are preparing to offer Rico Lewis ‘a huge pay rise’ to secure his long-term future, with the teenage defender impressing for the senior team after breaking into Pep Guardiola’s squad.

The reigning Premier League champions are already lining up a new bumper deal for the 18-year-old right-back, who has featured in every game for the Cityzens since the return of English football.

Manchester City have entered the race to land Jude Bellingham in the summer and are willing to outbid Real Madrid and Liverpool in any potential bidding war.

That’s according to Marca, who say Pep Guardiola’s side have ‘burst onto the scene’ in race for the England star, and are ‘willing to beat’ any offer that is tabled to Borussia Dortmund in order to blow every other suitor out of the water in the transfer war to land his signature.

The 19-year-old has been the subject of a tug-of-war between Real Madrid and Liverpool so far, but Bellingham has now ‘become the object of Pep Guardiola’s desire,’ with City ready to break the bank to grant the Catalan his wish.

According to a new report from SPORT, Manchester City are paying attention to Ferland Mendy’s situation at Real Madrid.

Signed from Lyon on a six-year deal in 2019, Los Blancos are unlikely to hand a contract renewal to the French left-back as his contract is set to expire in 2025.

Manchester City want a new left-back as Joao Cancelo, naturally a right-back, has had to play as a makeshift left-back.

Bernardo Silva to Barcelona saga is finally over, at least for this winter window. The Catalan club will not sign the player, and he will stay at Manchester City at least until the end of the season. The price tag was always a major stumbling block in Barcelona’s pursuit of Bernardo Silva.

€80 million is a huge cost, and with debt-ridden Barcelona already spending heavily on other players, securing funds for Bernardo Silva was always going to be an uphill task.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta was asked about the possibility of signing Silva from Manchester City during an interview with Cadena Ser on Wednesday. And it’s safe to he baulked at the hefty price-tag and ruled out any Silva move in this winter window.

Barcelona president Laporta: “We will not spend €80m to sign Bernardo Silva from Man City, that’s for sure”, tells Cadena Ser. 🚨🔵 #FCB“Erling Haaland? He’s playing for Man City now — we have Lewandowski in that position, Robert is doing great”. pic.twitter.com/au0gAuvmDs

Manchester City have loaned England Under-20 winger Morgan Rogers to Championship side Blackpool for the rest of the season, reuniting with former boss Michael Appleton in the process.

The 20-year-old winger enjoyed a temporary spell at Lincoln under boss Appleton in the first half of 2021, scoring six goals in 28 games, and would be eager to get senior minutes under his belt in the Championship with the Seasiders.

👋 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀… ✍️ Seasiders sign @ManCity man on loan for the remainder of the season. https://t.co/isirp0xZvo pic.twitter.com/NpDeDd4S8c

According to West Ham club insider ExWHUEmployee (h/t CaughtOffside), Manchester City could get Declan Rice in exchange for Kalvin Phillips.

West Ham are aware that Rice’s departure at the end of the season is inevitable, so they will try to sign out-of-favour City midfielder Kalvin Phillips in exchange for the West Ham captain.

Transfer pundit Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive CaughtOffside column has revealed, that Manchester City’s out-of-favour midfielder Kalvin Phillips would continue his stint with the reigning Premier League champions.

The English midfielder has lacked minutes under Pep Guardiola with rumours emerging that he might leave for West Ham United.

Although Romano has exclaimed that the former Leeds player could get more time to showcase his talent in the second part of a hectic season. And he’s been short of minutes owing to the team’s combination and Phillip’s fitness.

“Manchester City have no plans to change the current squad, so at the moment I don’t see Kalvin Phillips leaving,” Romano said.

“He’s been injured and not in good form, this is why he wasn’t playing – I’m sure Pep Guardiola will try to give him more minutes in the second part of the season.”

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Bernardo Silva has suggested his future plans with his City contract coming to an end.

The Portuguese midfielder has said that he’ll not think about his future until June and he’s currently focused on the project at Etihad.

Although the 31-year-old has also indicated that if a new project at a new destination attracts him, he could switch ships.

Bernardo Silva: “In June we’ll talk again to see what’s best. I’m focused on City project and my contract would end at 31”, tells Record. 🔵 #MCFC“I won’t hide that my goal in recent years, if something good happens elsewhere, will probably be to move to a new project”. pic.twitter.com/h0pywLZ19X

According to Madrid Universal, Real Madrid are looking to sign Manchester City’s star striker Erling Haaland in 2024.

With Real Madrid boasting of a more prolific European trophy cabinet than City, Pep Guardiola would fear losing his star forward.

Although Haaland’s clause dictates that Los Blancos would have to shell-out €150m for the Norwegian striker, the form he’s in no club would mind paying a massive fee.

According to Football Insider, West Ham have rekindled their interest in Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips following Pep Guardiola’s doubts regarding his fitness.

As per the report, West Ham are preparing for a future without skipper Declan Rice and see Phillips as one of the candidates to replace him.

Guardiola’s City have set their sights on the crown jewel from Barcelona’s academy, Ansu Fati. The 2002 born Spaniard is on Man City’s radar and will cost City around 70 million euros, according to reports in the TodoFichajes Calciomercato Web.

Manchester City has closed a deal with Argentine wonderkid Maximo Perrone, according to Fabrizio Romano. The transfer pundit suggested that there is a verbal agreement in place between the two parties.

The Sky Blues will shell-out $8m for Perrone’s signature along with taxes.

Manchester City will sign Argentinian top talent Máximo Perrone from Vélez, verbal agreement confirmed and here we go — deal at final stages. 🔵🇦🇷 #MCFCPerrone will not join City Group clubs, but directly Man City right after the Sudamericano Sub20.Deal worth $8m plus taxes. pic.twitter.com/tkClu7MNrD

According to Defensa Central, Manchester City are considering making a move for Real Madrid left-back Ferland Mendy in the upcoming window.

Mendy is reportedly no longer wanted at Real Madrid, who are looking to make space for RB Leipzig defender Joško Gvardiol. Pep Guardiola is keen on signing the French defender to add depth to his full-back positions.

Manchester City are looking at options at the left-back position and have identified Wolves’ French defender Rayan Ait-Nouri as a target. According to reports in the Calciomercatoweb, Manchester City are monitoring the progress of the 21-year-old and Pep is said to be an admirer of the fullback.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb, Manchester City are considering making a move for Borussia Dortmund full-back Raphael Guerreiro, as they continue to keep tabs on him despite failing to sign the Portuguese defender in the summer window.

The 29-year-old was one of several potential first-team options the club are looked into signing after failing to land top target Marc Cucurella during the summer, but went for a younger alternative in Sergio Gomez.

However, CMW reports the Cityzens are now closing in on a move to land Guerreiro on a cut-price deal from Borussia Dortmund in January, whose contract expires in June.

Manchester City look set to secure an Argentine midfielder Maximo Perrone with a release clause of $8 million according to Fabrizio Romano. City faced competition from Benfica and Newcastle United for the 19-year-old Velez midfielder but look likely to trigger his release clause.

Manchester City are set to trigger the release clause for Vélez talent Máximo Perrone, worth $8m — here we go expected soon if all goes to plan. 🚨🔵🇦🇷 #MCFCArgentinian midfielder born in 2003 is considered huge talent. He’d join City after the Sudamericano Sub20. pic.twitter.com/METAn8dstV

According to Diario Olé (h/t Sport Witness), Manchester City are scouting Vélez Sarsfield midfielder Máximo Perrone.

Benfica are also keeping an eye on the player as they prepare for Enzo Fernández’s departure.

According to A Bola (h/t SPORT), Manchester City are considering bringing Sporting CP right-back Pedro Porro back to the club.

The Spaniard would be allowed to leave if City offer €20 million.

Manchester City will use the upcoming January transfer window to ascertain the future intentions of midfielders Bernardo Silva and İlkay Gündoğan, according to UAE outlet The National Sport.

Bernardo has been a long-time Barcelona target, while Gündoğan’s contract at the Etihad expires at the end of the season. City’s transfer plans for the summer will depend on the futures of these two midfielders.

According to Tuttomercatoweb (h/t Football Italia), Manchester City are ramping up their pursuit of Rafael Leão and are ready to offer the Portuguese wonder €12 million per season, which is almost twice as much as AC Milan want to provide in his new contract.

Leão’s current contract with AC Milan runs till June 2024, and it’s unlikely that City will be unable to sign the 23-year-old in January, unless an offer of more than €100 million is made.

According to Italian outlet Calciomercato, Pep Guardiola wants to bring Arsenal defender Ben White to Manchester City.

Guardiola wants to bring new defenders to the Etihad and White is reportedly on City’s radar. However, White is very happy at Arsenal and a move to their Premier League rivals seems unlikely.

Pep Guardiola has stated that Manchester City won’t be signing any player in the upcoming January transfer window.

“No, I don’t think so. I think we’re going to finish this way. I don’t know what’s going to happen. But since I arrived from Abu Dhabi, with Txiki [Begiristain] and everyone, there wasn’t any name on the table,” Guardiola conceded when asked about City’s transfer plans for January.

Pep Guardiola: “I think we’re not going to sign any player in January, so we’re going to finish this way”. 🔵 #MCFC“I don’t know what’s going to happen but since I arrived from Abu Dhabi, with Txiki Begiristain and everyone, there wasn’t any name on the table”. pic.twitter.com/mLCEMzZZXe

As per Calciomercatoweb, Manchester City are looking to exchange winger Jack Grealish for AC Milan forward Rafael Leão.

AC Milan are interested in Grealish but aren’t looking forward to a direct exchange with Leão, since they feel the former’s wages are too high, and the latter still has more space to grow due to his age.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are have had some conversations about the possibility of signing Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig.

According to the defender’s agent, Gvardiol is in no hurry to leave Germany despite multiple European elites circling around him.

And it looks like City will have to sign the Croatian in the summer instead of January.

In an interview with GiveMeSport, Romano said: “Manchester City and Real Madrid, they also had some conversations.

“My feeling is that Man City and Real Madrid are interested for next summer, so to prepare something for next summer.”

Atalanta centre-back Giorgio Scalvini has been on the radar of Manchester City, but Atalanta president Antonio Pescarri has declared that the 19-year-old is not for sale.

“We are not gonna sell him now, for sure. Scalvini is the symbol of our academy project, so he will stay,” Pescarri told Italian daily Eco di Bergamo.

Atalanta president Percassi confirms plans on talented centre back Giorgio Scalvini after Man City, Bayern and Atlético links: “We are not gonna sell him now, for sure”. 🔵 #transfers“Scalvini is the symbol of our Academy project, so he will stay”, tells Eco di Bergamo. pic.twitter.com/UdZKIdK7Ur

According to a recent report by The Sun, Manchester City officials believe Jude Bellingham may choose to play at the Etihad Stadium next summer because to the appeal of working with Pep Guardiola.

City believe that signing Bellingham would be ‘ideal’ for the future of their midfield that is likely to lose Ilkay Gundogan for free at the end of the season. Not just that, Kevin De Bruyne is now on the wrong side of his 30s and Bernardo Silva’s long-term future is uncertain at the moment.

The same report states that the Cityzens won’t hesitate to break their club record-transfer. The 19-year-old Dortmund midfielder has no release clause in his contract and City are ready to fend off any competition by paying a fee that will, in all likelihood, go north of £100 million.

According to Mirror, Manchester City have entered the competition to sign Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile of Preston North End.

The Brazilian-born forward has impressed for the Invincibles’ Under-18s this term and has 18 goals in his last ten appearances, including a five-goal haul against Rotherham United in the FA Youth Cup earlier this month.

The 16-year-old’s red-hot goalscoring form seems to have alerted several top Premier League clubs to his undoubted potential. Apart from Manchester City, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool, and Manchester United are all reported to be keeping a close eye on the Preston wonderkid’s development.

Barcelona have most definitely ‘ruled out’ the possibility of signing Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, according to Alfredo Martinez (h/t CityXtra).

The most likely reason for pulling out of the pursuit would be the astronomical fee that the Portuguese midfielder would cost.

Recently, Joan Patsy, the City Football Group Director of Football, reflected on the Barcelona-Bernardo Silva links.

“Bernardo Silva told us in the summer that he wanted to leave Manchester City, but no one came to look for him. Barça? They had no money,” Patsy stated (via QueThiJugues).

“If Barça had been able to put what we asked for Bernardo, we would’ve sold him. Anyone can leave Man City: if Bernardo comes and says he wants to leave for Barça, he will leave if Barça pays the money we are asking for.”

According to CalcioMercato, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is a big fan of Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni and wants the club to sign him

Bastoni’s contract with Inter Milan expires in 2024, with the defender likely to leave at the end of the season, as Inter hope to cash out on him.

Manchester City will have to outbid league rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who as per the report are favourites to sign Bastoni.

Manchester City youngster Diego Rosa, who was on loan at Portuguese club Vizela, will now be joining Brazilian side Bahia on loan for at least a year, according to O Jogo (via Sport Witness).

The 20-year-old was signed from Gremio for €6 million, but hasn’t had an opportunity to break into the first team yet. He will join fellow Man City youngster Kayky at Bahia.

Manchester City have been dealt a potentially huge transfer blow as Bukayo Saka will enter contract extension talks with Arsenal, according to Fabrizio Romano in his Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside.

“My understanding is they will discuss again with Bukayo Saka’s agents in the next weeks and months, same for William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli. The plan is clear: they want to extend the contracts, but these things take time,” Romano mentioned.

According to transfer insider Dean Jones on GiveMeSport, Pep Guardiola’s contract extension and blueprint for Manchester City’s future, could help the club bring England and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Jude Bellingham, to the Ethiad.

Reportedly, Bellingham is keen on working with Guardiola, and Manchester City’s dominant success in the last few years could also help them in their attempts to sign the young midfielder.

Manchester City will continue to be in the race to sign Jude Bellingham, according to Peter O’Rourke (h/t GiveMeSport).

“Manchester City are always going to be in the market for top players around the world and Jude Bellingham right now is in that bracket,” O’Rourke told GiveMeSport.

“Pep Guardiola has previously admitted he’s a huge fan of Bellingham, so I’m sure Manchester City with the finances and the project that they can offer to players, will definitely be in the running for Jude Bellingham.”

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have secured the signature of U-15 Sheffield wonderkid Kylan Midwood. The Sky Blue are looking to nurture the talent at their academy and show him the path to first-team football.

Done, completed. Manchester City have signed U15 Sheffield United top talent Kylan Midwood, it’s done and sealed. 🚨🔵 #MCFCMore than four clubs beatedn to the signing with the mission to develop the young players at the best level in the Academy. pic.twitter.com/cqMoODkds2

According to 90min, Manchester City is plotting a swoop of Arsenal’s young forward Bukayo Saka. The Three Lions’ starlet has become the leader of the Gunner’s forward line and the English club has had a long-term interest in him.

With Riyad Mahrez aging, Pep Guardiola could look for a younger alternative to partner up with the likes of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

According to SPORT, Real Madrid have cooled their interest in Manchester City’s star forward Erling Haaland. The Norwegian forward had a clause in his contract that would let him depart for a foreign club but now with Los Blancos signing Endrick, they are aiming to bolster other departments.

This would give Pep Guardiola some breathing space as Erling Haaland has been breath-taking in front of goal for the Sky Blues.

Manchester Evening News have reported that Barcelona is looking to sign Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva at the end of the summer.

The midfield duo is reaching the twilight of their respective careers and have been heavily linked with a move away from Manchester.

With Manchester City possessing some great players in their ranks to replace the ageing duo, letting go off Gundogan and Silva won’t harm the reigning Premier League champions much.

Manchester City have reached a verbal agreement with Argentina side Atletico Talleres over the loan departure of star loanee Nahuel Bustos.

Bustos was signed by Manchester City for €6.5 million in the summer of 2020 but has yet to play a single game for the Cityzens.

He moved on loan to Girona, Manchester City’s sister club, in the summer of his arrival and has been with Brazilian giants Sao Paulo since August.

The Argentinean made just nine appearances for the Brazilian club in the 2022 season after falling out of favour under boss Rogerio Ceni.

The 24-year-old is now all set to move back to his homeland to join his boyhood club Talleres on loan with an option-to-buy.

🚨[EXCLUSIVO] Nahuel Bustos vuelve a Talleres. *️⃣Resta saber si llega cedido hasta junio o diciembre, en ambos casos con opción. *️⃣Se dio por la buena predisposición del City, de Andrés Fassi, el jugador y su agente Ciro Palermo. Se sumará al trabajo en enero por un tema de TMS pic.twitter.com/ex4IcrWQB4

According to Manchester Evening News, the Cityzens are expected to have a silent transfer window despite falling behind Arsenal in the Premier League leaderboards.

Pep Guardiola’s team have only been linked to Croatian defender Gvardiol in January and other than that the Spanish tactician is content with his current squad.

The rumour mill has been hot in the recent days and weeks, circling around RB Leipzig centre-back Joško Gvardiol.

Manchester City recently made a €100 million offer for the player, but a report from Sky Germany yesterday stated that RB Leipzig were unwilling to let their star defender leave, as he has a contract till 2027.

However, a new report from Foot Mercato – the same outlet that stated that City had a €100 million offer ready – states that City have revised their bid and made an “astronomical offer” for Gvardiol.

Pep Guardiola himself has talked to the player and City are ready to offer €110 million for the Croatian centre-back. The deal will include a 20% sell-on bonus for RB Leipzig. City want to complete the signing in January but want the player to complete the season with the German outfit and then join them next season.

As per earlier reports, Manchester City were one of the clubs who had put in bid for Croatia and RB Leipzig defender Joško Gvardiol. The Cityzens are willing to pay a fee in the range of €100m to secure his services before other clubs can.

However, now Sky Germany reports, that it is unlikely Gvardiol will move next summer to a new club, considering he has recently signed a contract till 2027 with RB Leipzig.

Real Madrid have turned down the chance to sign Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan on a Bosman transfer, according to Defensa Central (via The Hard Tackle).

The German international’s contract with the Cityzens expires in the summer, and a lot of top clubs across Europe are reportedly interested in signing the player.

According to a report from Calciomercato, the Brazil football federation (CBF) are dreaming of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola to replace Tite as the national team head coach.

Tite stepped down from the post after Brazil were agonizingly eliminated from the quarter-finals of the World Cup, losing to Croatia on penalties.

Manchester City have placed their bid on the table for RB Leipzig’s Joško Gvardiol, which is worth €100 million including bonuses.

This comes from a report by FootMercato (Santi Aouna and Sébastien Denis), which further states that Manchester United and Chelsea have also bid for the player, offering €90 million and €95 million respectively.

Manchester City winger Kayky will be loaned to Brazilian outfit EC Bahia following his exit from Portuguese club Paços de Ferreira, according to Portuguese publication A Bola.

The 19-year-old Brazilian was signed from Fluminense ahead of the 2021-22 season for a fee of €10 million plus another €15 million in variables, and made three appearances for the first team.

Manchester City are hoping to sign four English U16 players, according to @TheSecretScout.

The Cityzens are keen on signing winger Mikey Moore (16, Spurs), England U16 captain and central midfielder Chris Rigg (15, Sunderland), and Arsenal midfield duo Ethan Nwaneri (15) and Myles Lewis-Skelly (16).

🚨 Clubs chasing Sunderland and England u16 captain Chris Rigg #manutd , #mancity , #chelsea and #NewcastleUnited all hoping to sign him next summer.Source close to TSS believes Newcastle have the best chance as he is a big fan. But family do see a pathway at #Sunderland pic.twitter.com/8ptDQ757fi

French left-back Theo Hernández is still on Manchester City’s radar, and Pep Guardiola is eager to sign him from AC MIlan, according to Calciomercato.

Guardiola wanted to sign the France international in the past, but he eventually ended up renewing his contract with the Rossoneri. However, the City manager hasn’t given up on his ambition to lure the 25-year-old to the Etihad, and will attempt to sign him next season.

Manchester City striker Nahuel Bastos, who was on loan at Brazilian club São Paulo, will join Argentine club Talleres on loan for one season, according to South American journalist César Luis Merlo.

The Cityzens first signed Bastos from Talleres itself in 2016, but hasn’t appeared in a single official game for the club. His contract with Manchester City runs till 2025.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have won the race to sign highly-rated Sheffield United sensation Kylan Midwood, beating off the likes of Newcastle United, Liverpool and Leeds United for his signature.

He has already completed his medical and will soon be announced as a Manchester City player ahead of the January transfer window.

Young talent update. Kylian Midwood will be unveiled as new Manchester City Academy player in the next days, medical has been completed. 🔵🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #MCFCMidwood will sign the contract soon after beating three top English clubs. Confirmed ⤵️🤝🏻 https://t.co/n2i1p8QdXY

According to Calciomercatoweb, Manchester City are one of the many parties considering a move for Villarreal sensation Álex Baena.

Baena has impressed for Villarreal this season, having scored 8 goals across all competitions thus far. Manchester City will have to ward off interest from league rivals Chelsea and Liverpool in order to sign the Spanish winger.

According to Todofichajes, Manchester City’s million-dollar player has popped up on the radar of multiple Premier League clubs.

Pep Guardiola and company have reportedly been thinking to sell Grealish in the summer window to fund a move for Jude Bellingham.

Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal are all chasing the Three Lions forward’s signature but it’s unlikely that Grealish would be allowed to leave for an English rival.

Manchester City are eager to sign Juventus midfielder Nicolò Rovella, who is on loan at Monza in the Serie A.

That’s according to journalist Massimo Pavan (via Sport Witness), who says that the Cityzens are offering €30 million to the Bianconeri, who themselves signed Rovella from Genoa in 2021 for €26 million.

Rovella has been one of the regulars for Monza, starting nine of their 13 league games, and it seems his performances haven’t gone unnoticed by those at City.

AC Milan are eyeing Manchester City’s Jack Grealish to replace the highly desired Rafael Leão, should he leave the Italian capital next summer.

According to Calciomercatoweb, Grealish will cost around €70 million and City are open to selling the player to fund the signing of Jude Bellingham. The former Aston Villa star hasn’t lived up to the expectations since arriving for a club-record transfer fee in the summer of 2021.

Manchester City have joined some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the race to sign RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol, according to Evening Standard.

Thanks to Gvardiol’s outstanding performances for Croatia at the World Cup, the interest in the centre-back has skyrocketed, with Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United among the clubs in pursuit of the 20-year-old.

As per Marca, Manchester City have been a handed a major advantage as Real Madrid are preparing to add an ‘Anti-Haaland’ clause in Endrick’s deal.

Los Blancos are looking to sign the Brazilian starlet and the youngster’s agents don’t want to see the club approaching Haaland if the deal goes through.

Considering Haaland has a release clause in his contract which allows a foreign club to shell out €200m for his signature, this could work in Pep Guardiola’s favour as the Spanish manager would like to see the Norwegian forward tied to Manchester.

According to the Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Ilkay Gundogan has decided to renew his contract with the Manchester City.

The German midfield magician was heavily linked to a switch to Spain with Barcelona being termed as the front runner to sign him.

The 32-year-old has been an influential cog in Pep Guardiola’s eleven and the Spanish manager wants to keep him at Manchester for another term.

According to El Nacional, Manchester City are willing to sign out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto due to manager Pep Guardiola’s interest.

Roberto renewed for Barcelona till 2023, even taking a pay cut, however, the club are uninterested in renewing him. He has the option to play in the MLS as well, states the report, but may consider Manchester City’s offer.

Manchester City are ready to offload club-record signing Jack Grealish in order to fund a move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, according to Football Insider.

Pep Guardiola isn’t said to be very impressed by the former Aston Villa man and, as a result, the club is ready to sell the player to facilitate a move for Bellingham.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have agreed to sign Sheffield United’s U-15 wonderkid Kylan Midwood.

The young starlet was being chased by multiple Premier League clubs but Manchester City have won the race to sign Midwood. The English club want to reportedly nurture the young British talent and give him the perfect route to first team football.

Manchester City have agreed to sign U15 Sheffield United top talent Kylan Midwood. 🚨🔵 #MCFCThey have beaten Chelsea, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle to the signing. City want to develop and sign the best young British talent and offer pathway to first team football. pic.twitter.com/63wLbFGnvI

According to CaughtOffside, West Ham midfielder Declan Rice has popped up on Manchester City’s radar.

The England international has been exceptional playing for the Hammers but with the North London outfit currently sitting at 16th place in the league, an exit looks inevitable.

Although Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United are also hunting for Rice’s signature, the veteran midfielder could surely be guaranteed Champions League football with City.

Manchester City duo of Erling Haaland and Phil Foden are reportedly trying to convince England superstar, Jude Bellingham, to join forces with them at Etihad, according to British super agent Haydn Dodge.

“Bellingham may actually wait and move for free, I know it’s crossed his mind, but I also know that Erling Haaland and Phil Foden have been in his ear about moving to Manchester City.”

said Hodge via CaughtOffside.

City might look to sacrifice Grealish for the 19-year-old in order to comply to FFP protocols.

Atalanta are aware that a lot of top clubs are interested in signing their gem Giorgio Scalvini, and they are ready to cash in on their prized asset.

The 18-year-old is the latest top Italian prospect to be fostered at Bergamo, and has attracted interest from all across the continent, including from defending Premier League champions Manchester City.

However, he will not come cheap, with Tuttojuve reporting that La Dea have set an asking price of at least €30 million for any interested party.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are thinking about signing Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, with the Catalan giants planning to make a January approach for the Germany international.

The 32-year-old’s current contract at the Etihad Stadium expires at the end of the season, meaning from January onwards, he will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club ahead of a Bosman move next summer, which is a dream scenario for debt-ridden Barcelona.

The report adds that the player has long desired to play in La Liga, and Barcelona boss Xavi is said to be a big fan of his midfield talents. The European giants hope to sign Gundogan in the winter as a replacement for Sergio Busquets, who is set to leave Camp Nou at the end of the season.

According to Calciomercatoweb.it, AC Milan are the latest club to be linked to the signing of Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan.

The 32-year-old German central midfielder is into the final year of his contract at the Etihad, and AC Milan, among other clubs, are tempted by the fact that they could get a player of Gündoğan’s quality without paying any fee.

According to El Nacional, Pep Guardiola is apparently obsessed with the idea of luring Toni Kroos to Manchester City once his contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the current season.

The report further states that Guardiola wants to offer the 32-year-old a three-year deal worth €60 million (€20 million per season).

After tying down Pep Guardiola to a new contract at Etihad, Manchester City is aiming to clear the air around Bernardo Silva’s future and offer him a more lucrative contract.

According to Football Insider, Manchester City are prepared to offer the Portuguese veteran a contract worth £40m in total. Silva’s current contract expires in 2025 and he currently earns £150,000 a week.

Silva had previously received massive interest from Barcelona and was expected to join the Catalan giants in January.

But now the club isn’t prepared to let go of him in the middle of the season and still sees him as a solution to their future problems.

According to 90min, Manchester City has been handed a major transfer boost in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham.

The English youngster wants to reportedly feature under Spanish manager Pep Guardiola who has recently extended his tenure with the Cityzens.

Pep Guardiola will be Manchester City’s manager until 2025 and this extension could help the reigning Premier League champions lure Bellingham to the Etihad.

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has made scoring child’s play in his first few games in the Premier League. With his impressive form, Real Madrid and PSG are reportedly already planning to make a move for the player.

Pep Guardiola is desperate to retain the player, who he sees as the final piece in the puzzle to bring them Champions League glory.

As per El Nacional, Manchester City are already looking to renew the striker, however, Haaland wants to be paid as much as PSG star Kylian Mbappe. If agreed, he will earn around €50m per year.

According to Calciomercato, Manchester City is looking to sign Atalanta’s defensive midfielder Giorgio Scalvini.

The young midfielder has attracted interest from across Europe and Pep Guardiola would be hoping to bring him on board. Scalvini is a calm player in front of the defense and could work as a deputy for Rodri.

As per Fichajes, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was promised by the club’s administration that they will secure a move for AC Milan star Rafael Leão as part of his recent renewal.

Leão has been one of the breakout talents of the past two seasons. In the last campaign, he led AC Milan to their first Serie A title in a decade for which he won the MVP award. This year he has again started on the front foot with 6 goals and 4 assists in 14 league games.

The Portuguese winger’s contract expires in 2024, with many clubs looking to sign him for a bargain next summer in case he doesn’t renew. Manchester City will face competition from rivals Chelsea and Real Madrid for his signature.

As per The Athletic, Manchester City had pondered over signing current Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak before moving for Erling Haaland.

Isak was at La Liga side Real Sociedad at the time and was seen by Manchester City as one of the replacements for outgoing club legend Sergio Aguero.

Since then City have instead signed Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, and Isak joined their Premier League colleagues Newcastle United in the same transfer window

Accoding to The Athletic, Pep Guardiola has agreed in principle an extended deal that will keep him at the Etihad until 2025.

The 51-year-old Catalan head coach, who has been in charge at the Etihad Stadium since the summer of 2016, has entered the final year of his current deal, but is now set to extend his stay at the club.

The offered deal is believed to be a one-year deal with another year extension option for both the club and the manager.

According to El Nacional, Manchester City are hoping to lure Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham to the Ethiad to replace outgoing midfielder İlkay Gündoğan.

Bellingham is monitored by many clubs including Real Madrid and Manchester City’s league rivals Liverpool, who hope to sign him next summer. Reportedly, the two clubs are worried that City may overtake them in the race to secure the English midfielder’s signature.

According to a report from Spanish outlet Sport, as translated and relayed by Sport Witness, Pep Guardiola is now just ‘one step away’ from putting pen to paper on a new contract with Manchester City.

Guardiola is said to be ‘delighted’ with the progression the club has made under his management, and he is in no rush to leave the Etihad just yet.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich tactician is open to committing his long-term future to the reigning Premier League champions, and will hold further talks with Manchester City executives Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano during the ongoing break for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

According to Football Insider, reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will now reject offers from Arsenal for players that fit into the Sky Blues’ starting eleven.

Pep Guardiola shipped Gabriel Jesus (£45m) and Oleksandr Zinchenko (£30m plus £2m in add-ons), to his disciple Mikel Arteta, and now it looks like the latter is making the most of his resources.

Arsenal is currently sitting at the top of the Premier League table, 5 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. Although the Gunners could still target the smaller players at Etihad, the bigger names are off the table for them.

Pep Guardiola is reportedly considering Brazil’s offer to become their national team’s manager once his contract with Manchester City expires in 2023, reports El Nacional.

Guardiola is yet to decide on his future, with Manchester City owners willing to go out of their way to renew him. The report states that he won’t mind accepting Brazil’s offer as it could be an opportunity to manage some of football’s current greatest stars such as Neymar, Vinícius Júnior, etc.

According to SPORT, Manchester City sensation Bernardo Silva is eager to know what Barcelona’s transfer plans are for him, and would be willing to push to join Barcelona next summer if they are still interested in signing him.

The Portuguese playmaker would also be prepared to adjust his wages to facilitate the move, as he is cognizant of the club’s dire financial condition at the moment.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez considers the 28-year-old Portuguese international to be one of his priority transfers, and the Catalan club made late efforts to get him this past summer, but without any fruition.

The Blaugrana are expected to return with a fresh move for the Man City midfielder in the near future. At the same time, the reigning Premier League champions are trying to tie him down to a new long-term deal.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Erling Haaland’s agent has revealed that the choice of the Norwegian striker to join the Manchester outfit was a technical and tactical decision. The talismanic striker has been in exceptional touch scoring 23 goals in England.

As per the agent when Guardiola was prepared to give Haaland the freedom up-front, the negotiations went forward and the precedent of Ibrahimovic played no role.

Haaland’s agent Rafaela Pimenta: “The choice of Erling Haaland to join Man City was first and foremost a technical one”. 🔵 #MCFC”When Guardiola and City gave guarantees on his use on the pitch, negotiations went forward. The precedent of Ibrahimovic didn’t weigh in”. pic.twitter.com/4NbAT36bvQ

Manchester City’s big money signing, Jack Grealish, has failed to lived up to the billing so far. According to Football Insider, the Englishman fears that City might be looking to sell him.

Grealish has found the back of the net just once in 16 appearances across all competitions this season.

Manchester City have denied Cristiano Ronaldo’s claim about a potential transfer in the summer, with the sources saying that the striker’s claim that the move was “close” is false, according to Rob Dawson [via CityXtra].

According to Defensa Central, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has rejected Manchester City’s offer to sign him next summer.

As per the report, Kroos’ priority is to continue with Real Madrid beyond next summer, and in case the club don’t renew him, the 32-year-old World Cup winner may consider retiring from club football.

Pep Guardiola personally wanted Manchester City to sign Kroos, having managed him at Bayern Munich. However, Manchester City have faced a setback in their efforts to bring him to the Ethiad.

Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan in a conversation with Kicker said he hasn’t yet decided on his future as he feels there is still a long way to go before the end of the season, with even manager Pep Guardiola’s future uncertain.

The German stated that he is relaxed right now and very happy playing for Manchester City at the moment. Gündoğan was however quick to dispel any chances of him joining league rivals Liverpool.

Gundogan on contract expiring in June: “The summer of 2023 still feels so far away, I’m relaxed – and it’s not even clear what’s going to happen to our coach”, told @Kicker. 🔵 #MCFC”I feel very comfortable in Manchester and I’m happy. Liverpool move? I can rule out that”. pic.twitter.com/hSXRTnRTsl

According to Sky Sports Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, the transfer of RB Salzburg sensation Noah Okafor in the winter transfer window looks possible now, with Manchester City among the clubs to have shown interest.

The player will cost around €35-40 million. AC Milan and Liverpool are also said to be interested in the Swiss star.

X News #Okafor: Transfer in winter is possible! No negotiations now but there’s is an interest from clubs like #MCFC, #LFC & AC Milan. Been told that United is not in. World Cup very important now. Price tag could be around €35-40m. Top season with Salzburg so far. @SkySportDE🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/Lqx0xmznQ4

As per Mundo Deportivo, Manchester City want midfielder Bernardo Silva to make up his mind on whether he wants to continue at the club or leave.

While Manchester City prioritise renewing Silva, interest from Barcelona has reportedly instilled doubt in the Portuguese midfielder, who may consider moving to the Catalans.

In case he wants to leave, Manchester City are willing to do business with Barcelona for a fee of €80m.

According to Sport, Manchester City are looking to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos once his contract expires next summer.

Kroos is seen by Manchester City as the ideal replacement for compatriot İlkay Gündoğan who may leave the Cityzens next season. They are willing to pay Kroos €14m per year to lure him away from the Santiago Bernabéu.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will consider his future at the club during the World Cup.

Guardiola’s contract with the club expires in the summer and is yet to hold contract extension talks with the club.

The report, however, states that there’ll be progress in this situation either way as he’ll reportedly have a meeting with the City board while the World Cup takes place in Qatar.

Speaking to NOS, in-demand PSV forward Cody Gakpo named Manchester City as one of the clubs he wants to play for in the future.

Gakpo has caught the eye of many top European clubs with his performances having scored 13 goals and providing 17 assists.

While he has been linked with many clubs, he said he will only choose the club which is best suited for his development at the given time.

According to El Nacional, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will not stop İlkay Gündoğan from leaving if Barcelona were to come in with an offer.

Barcelona see Gündoğan as an alternative to his Manchester City teammate Bernardo Silva. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, they hope to sign him for a low fee in the winter after the World Cup.

Gündoğan has featured regularly for Manchester City this season, however, he isn’t seen as an essential part of the squad by Pep Guardiola.

Manchester Evening News have reported that Manchester are the latest club interested in the signature of Benfica’s midfielder Enzo Fernandez.With the Citizens on the verge of losing Ilkay Gundogan next summer, the signing of Enzo Fernandez could bring a fresh structure to the team at Etihad.

The reports also suggests that Manchester City would have to fork out a whopping price of €105m if they must secure the Argentine midfielder’s signature.

Although Pep Guardiola and company would have to make a quick decision with English rivals Manchester United and Liverpool also circling around the youngster.

Pep Guardiola has chosen to remain tight-lipped on his contract situation at Manchester City.

“I don’t talk about that, everything is under control. Together with the club. Tomorrow is important,” Pep said in the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Brentford (via Manchester Evening News).

Pep Guardiola’s contract is about to run out in the next summer. While City expects Guardiola to extend his contract until 2025, they have identified former assistant coach at City and current Arsenal head coach, Mikel Arteta, as potential successor in the future, according to Todofichajes.

Manchester City are going to work on a new deal for 17-year-old academy starlet Rico Lewis in the coming weeks/months, according to Fabrizio Romano.

“He’s exceptional. He’s 17 years old, he was perfect against Chelsea… the future will be bright for Rico, I trust him for the future,” Guardiola said following Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

Manchester City are working to get Rico Lewis’ new long-term deal done – it will be discussed in the next weeks/months.🔵 #MCFCPep Guardiola: “He’s exceptional. He’s 17 years old, he was perfect against Chelsea… the future will be bright for Rico, I trust him for the future”. pic.twitter.com/FW6LCI8eW4

According to Daily Mail, Manchester City have held talks with Borussia Dortmund for Jude Bellingham. Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of the player but City blues face stiff competition from Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Manchester City will not make any additions to the squad in the winter transfer window, per Manchester Evening News’ Joe Bray.

“We are not going to sign anyone in January. The squad we have we are pleased [with], the squad will stay the same,” Pep affirmed.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Manchester City will place a bid of €120 million for AC Milan superstar Rafael Leão in the upcoming winter transfer window.

The report further mentions that the player will be offered a salary of €10 million per season, with Chelsea also in the hunt for the Portuguese winger.

As per 90min, Manchester City have entered the competition for the signature of Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar next summer.

Škriniar’s contract with Inter Milan expires at the end of the season, with no hints of a renewal so far. Many clubs including Manchester City are hoping to sign the highly-rated Slovakian for free.

While speaking to Fabrizio Romano on his YouTube channel, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s agent Christian Emile revealed how much Napoli will demand for the player, who has been on the radar of Manchester City according to reports.

“He’s come to Napoli, he’s been brilliant, and people are talking about €100 million. For me, if he continues to perform like this till the end of the season and next season, because there’s a zero per cent chance they sell him [in January]. He will reach €100 million for sure,” Emile explained.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Atlético Madrid will look to sign İlkay Gündoğan on a free next summer, when the German’s contract expires.

Gündoğan’s future at Manchester City remains uncertain, with the player yet to be offered a contract extension. Atléti, though, will face a lot of competition from top clubs.

Rico Lewis, 17, became Manchester City’s youngest goal-scorer in Champions League history to spark a comeback in a 3-1 triumph over Sevilla to round their unbeaten Champions League group stage campaign on Wednesday night.

Man City are apparently planning to reward the teenage talent with a new long-term deal on improved terms, with the current one expiring in 2025, according to Fabrizio Romano.

First start, first goal for Rico Lewis in Champions League. Another talent coming from Man City Academy. ⭐️ #MCFCBorn in 2004, Lewis’ current deal will expire in June 2025 — been told Man City are planning new contract bid to extend the agreement. #UCL pic.twitter.com/MswD6NC2Yi

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Manchester City are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund sensation, Youssoufa Moukoko. According to reports from Football Insider, City have entered the race to secure the 17-year-old wonderkid.

The youngster has agreed to join England-based agency, Unique Sports Management, when he turns 18 this month. City along with other big clubs are keeping tabs on him.

Manchester City are said to be keeping tabs on RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo. The Spaniard who joined the German outfit in 2020 and has been a key performer for the club has drawn attention from several clubs.

According to Fichajes, Manchester City are set to battle it out with rivals Manchester United and Barcelona for his signing.

Joao Cancelo wants to stay at Manchester City for as many years as possible, dismissing any talk of a move elsewhere in the near future amid Real Madrid interest.

Cancelo, 28, arrived at City from Juventus in 2019 and was extensively linked with a move away in January 2020 following an unimpressive start to life at the club. He stayed put at Etihad and is now reaping the benefits, becoming a mainstay of Pep Guardiola’s side in recent seasons.”I needed a period to adapt but now I’m much more integrated here and I hope to stay many more years at Man City because here is where I feel good,” he said.

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Manchester City and German midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, is at the end of his contract this summer and could potentially be on his way out.

The 32-year-old is yet to agree on a new deal with City despite their efforts according to reports from Football Insider.

Mykhaylo Mudryk is among the most sought after player in Europe this season. The 21-year-old Ukranian star has 7 goals and 7 assists in 12 games this season. Multiple big clubs have been battling for his signature.

Shaktar Donetsk deputy Sporting Director Carlo Nicolini has confirmed interest from two Premier League clubs. Speaking to Calciomercato via SkySports, Nicolini mentioned Arsenal and Manchester City as the two clubs to have shown interest in the player, also suggesting there might be other clubs involved as well.

According to a report from Football Insider, Newcastle United are increasingly optimistic of tying Brazilian star Bruno Guimaraes down to improved terms amid speculation over his future.

The playmaker’s stellar performances this season have piqued the interest of Europe’s premier clubs, particularly Manchester City, who are eyeing him as a long-term replacement for Illkay Gundogan.

Newcastle United will offer Guimaraes a mega-money deal, making him the club’s highest paid player with salary around £200,000-a-week and extend his deal by two more years.

Manchester City are looking to renew Bernardo Silva amidst interest from European rivals Barcelona, reports Football Insider.

The report states that the new offer will see a substantial rise in Silva’s earnings which could amount to £46m. City won’t be in a hurry since his contract expires in 2025, however, they are wary of Barcelona lurking in the corner for the Portuguese winger.

According to El Nacional, Manchester City full-back João Cancelo is one of the options Real Madrid is keeping an eye on for the future.

With Dani Carvajal ageing Real Madrid are looking to secure their right-back for the future. However, signing Cancelo from Manchester City will be difficult since he has a contract till 2027 and is pivotal to City manager Pep Guardiola’s tactics.

As reported by journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City have signed exciting Everton prospect Emilio Lawrence.

Lawrence impressed with Everton’s U-23 squad last year and is considered one of the top-rated youth prospects in the country.

According to Fichajes, Premier League champions Manchester City are hoping to sign PSG star Lionel Messi next summer.

Messi’s contract with PSG ends next summer, with Pep Guardiola hoping to lure him to the Etihad after reportedly attempting to do so in the last few seasons.

As per El Nacional, Real Madrid have been offered an opportunity to sign Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva by his agent Jorge Mendes.

Silva has been courted by Real Madrid’s rivals Barcelona all year-long, however, only the Los Blancos will reportedly be able to match Manchester City’s asking price for the Portuguese midfielder.

According to Simon Phillips, Manchester City are reportedly interested in Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, who has largely struggled ever since making a switch from Bayer Leverkusen.

The German has seen his game time reduce gradually, which could convince him to explore his options. His versatility could help him thrive at the Etihad Stadium under Pep Guardiola.

Fichajes has claimed that Pep Guardiola and company are also keeping a close eye on Alessandro Bastoni. The 23-year-old has produced some iconic performances for the Italians and could help Sky Blue reach European glory.

Manchester City is another club who are in the race to sign Antonio Silva from Benfica. The fabulous defender has attracted interest from City despite the club’s massive expenditure on center-backs. According to SportsBible, the Citizens are ready to splash big bucks for Silva’s signature next summer.

Man City’s midfield magician Ilkay Gundogan could be on the verge of leaving Etihad. According to The Sun, Galatasaray has made Gundogan their primary target. The Turkish club has recently had a fantastic summer transfer window and is aiming to bring the German to their squad in the next window. The maestros contract expires in 2023 and Galatasaray would look to obtain his services considering his tenure at Manchester is coming to an end.

Manchester City are among the host clubs following the Celtic academy star, Rocco Vata. The youngster has been a part of Celtic’s U23 setup since he was 15 years-old and is waiting to break through in the senior side.

According the TuttoMercatoWeb, Manchester City, AC Milan, Juventus and Arsenal are among the clubs that are monitoring the youngster valued at €2 million.

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Napoli sensation, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, according to Calciomercato. The Georgian winger has been a revelation this season, scoring seven goals and eight assists in 14 appearances for Napoli.

He has attracted interest from across Europe with Liverpool another team said to be interested in the 21-year-old.

According to TodoFichajes, Manchester City have sent scouts to monitor the progress of Las Palmas’ 19-year-old attacking midfielder Alberto Moleiro.

The youngster is one of the brightest talents in Spain, with Barcelona having attempted to sign him last summer. The player has a €30 million release clause, active following his latest contract renewal.

Man City’s scouts have positive reports of the player, while Pep Guardiola has reportedly directly recommended his signing.

Manchester Evening News have reported that current Premier Leagye champions Manchester City are planning an audacious swoop of PSG’s star-striker Kylian Mbappe. The French forward had reportedly asked for a way out of the club with claims from France suggesting that Mbappe wants a January exit. The 23-year-old has openly expressed that he’s satisfied at Parc Des Princes and therefore a switch to Etihad looks difficulty 

Reports coming out of Italy have claimed that Manchester City is keeping tabs on Rafael Leao from AC Milan. after not being productive from the flanks this season, this move could help City brush aside any doubts. Manchester City’s wingers Mahrez and Grealish have constantly fired blanks this summer and the Citizens see the Portuguese as an upgrade. The 23-year-old has been on the wish list of some of Europe’s elites and Manchester City are the latest club to join the race. Although City’s Spanish master is stocked with forwards he could purchase the winger for his electrifying pace, flamboyant skills, and lethal goal-scoring abilities. 

Manchester City have joined the likes of rivals Manchester United and Chelsea to sign out-of-favour Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, reports El Nacional.

De Jong is frustrated with how the Barcelona hierarchy have treated him over the year, which has also affected his game time. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly looks at him as the ideal successor for Bernardo Silva if the Portuguese leaves next summer.

Manchester City are linked with a move for Barcelona starlet Ansu Fati to give them more rotating options in the wing, according to El Nacional.

Ansu Fati has impressed in the few minutes he has played this season, but his current lack of game time at Barcelona could reportedly see him make a move to Manchester City.

This won’t be the first time Pep Guardiola’s side poached young talent from his former club, however, signing Fati will making him the most high profile transfer from Barcelona to Manchester City.

Guardiola’s Man City aim to strengthen the midfield for the upcoming season and are following the rise of Real Sociedad’s Martín Zubimendi. The 23-year-old has a profile that will allows him to control the midfield from its base.

Despite recently renewing his contract until 2027, Zubimendi is said to have a release clause of 60 million euros, making him an achievable target for Man City. according to Fichajes

Manchester City are looking to snap up Irish teenage sensation Sam Curtis, as per Football Insider.

The 16-year-old is already an established member of the St Patrick’s Athletic side and has recently had trials at Serie A side AS Roma.

However, City are reportedly looking to secure the highly-rated defender’s services.

Manchester City have made an official statement to announce that Phil Foden has put pen to paper on a new deal with the club that will keep the England midfielder at Etihad until 2027.

Foden, 22, has become an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s side and has scored 52 goals in 182 games since making his professional debut in November 2017 after emerging as one of City’s most promising academy graduates.

According to a report from La Repubblica, Manchester City are among a host of top clubs across Europe interested in signing talented young Italian defender Giorgio Scalvini from Atalanta.

Scalvini, 18, broke into the first team last season and has since made six senior appearances, scoring one. The Citizens are keeping a close eye on the Italy international, but they are not alone.

Premier League rivals Chelsea, as well as Serie A trio AS Roma, Juventus, and Inter Milan, are all interested in acquiring the young defensive star.

Atalanta will reportedly demand in the region of €20m to let away his services, but his stock is rising with each passing game.

According to 90min, Manchester City have made it clear to interested parties that Nathan Ake will not be allowed to depart the club and is ‘not for sale’ in the upcoming January transfer window.

Inter Milan, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, and Bayern Munich are among the clubs that have contacted Manchester City to express an interest in the defender.

The Citizens bolstered their defensive options over the summer with the surprise deadline day acquisition of Manuel Akanji, but John Stones and Aymeric Laporte have both faced spells on sidelines owing to injuries.

As per reports from 90min (via Transfer Tavern), Man City have joined the hunt to sign highly-rated French right-back Malo Gusto. City are believed to have sent scouts to watch him recently.

The 19-year-old is attracting plenty of interest from the Premier League with clubs like Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea linked with him. He is also reportedly on the radar of Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

As per The Express, Manchester City have had early communication with Napoli Midfielder Stanislav Lobotka for a potential move in the future.

Along with Manchester City, even rivals Chelsea have reportedly held talks with Lobotka. The Slovak’s contract at Naples expires in 2025, however, Napoli are looking to extend his stay. City is looking to swoop in if renewal talks stall between the two.

According to El Nacional, Manchester City will face competition from Real Madrid for the signing of Athletic Bilbao starlet Nico Williams.

Nico Williams has had a breakout season this year, with his performances catching the eyes of Real Madrid and Manchester City. Both clubs are willing to pay Williams’ €50m release clause.

Manchester City manager is personally interested in signing Williams, which the report states could prove to be an advantage for City in luring him to the Ethiad.

As per The Athletic, Erling Haaland’s €200m release clause which activates in 2024 can only be triggered by clubs outside the Premier League.

Haaland is already being monitored by many clubs due to his red-hot form for Manchester City. City reportedly took this into account and ensured that even if Haaland leaves, he’s not sold to league rivals.

As per The Evening Standard, Nathan Aké is happy at Manchester City and would like to stay at the club for the future.

Reportedly many clubs including former side Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested in signing Aké, however, the player has now adjusted in Manchester City.

Manchester City have emerged as strong candidates in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Jude Bellingham.

The 19 year-old has previously been linked with Liverpool and Real Madrid but City have been handed a boost in their pursuit of the midfielder with the help of former Dortmund teammate, Erling Haaland.

Haaland has allegedly tried to convince Bellingham to join City, claims Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

Barcelona are looking to sign Manchester City midfielder İlkay Gündoğan on a free transfer next summer, reports Sport.

Gündoğan’s contract with Manchester City expires next summer, with Barcelona reportedly looking to sign free midfield options to increase their squad depth.

According to The Daily Mail, Manchester City are favourites to sign in-form Newcastle United midfielder Bruno Guimarães.

Guimarães has shined for Newcastle United since joining in January, having scored 7 goals and contributing 2 assists in 24 games.

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Manchester City is eager to extend their German midfielder’s contract. Ilkay Gundogan who was purchased from Borussia Dortmund in 2016 has been a pivot for Guardiola and has become a fan-favorite in Manchester, especially after his PL-winning goal last summer. Romano further stated that Bernardo Silva could be departing from the Etihad and City wouldn’t like to lose both their stalwarts in the same window.

Real Madrid’s midfield magician Luka Modric has been approached by current Premier League holders Manchester City. Pep Guardiola and company are trying to seduce Modric to return to the Premier League by offering him regular starts and hiked salaries. ElNacional also reports that the Manchester club has given the 37-year-old three months to decide whether he would like to put pen to paper.

According to Nacional, Atletico Madrid are looking to sign Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte to reinforce their centre-back depth.

Laporte is reportedly coach Diego Simeone’s ideal choice, possessing the leadership currently missing in the backline, and matching Atletico’s budget.

Italian media outlet CalcioMercato has reported that the current Premier League holders Manchester City have joined the race to sign Bayern Munich’s wonder kid Jamal Musiala. The German international has been in fine touch this summer and has captured the eye of some of Europe’s giants. Pep Guardiola would be hoping to get Musiala to Etihad to bolster his midfield along with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Gundogan.

Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the club has a £40m buy-back clause for Southampton’s midfielder Romeo Lavia. The Spanish manager confirmed that Lavia was shipped to Southampton for his development and City could buy back the Belgian international despite interests from Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola on Lavia: “Romeo started amazingly at Southampton, then he’s had an injury… he left City as we got a good offer for him and his development, but we have an option in the future”. 🔵 #MCFCSaints turned down £50m bid from Chelsea – City have £40m buy back clause. pic.twitter.com/m5fBlcThvq

Inter Milan is trying to tempt Dutch centre-back Nathan Ake into leaving Manchester. The former Bournemouth defender is low down the pecking order at City, behind Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, and the newly signed Manuel Akanji. Inter is ready to pay a fee between €25m to €30m for the two-time Premier League winner, according to FCInterNews.

Manchester City are another club looking to sign West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, according to caughtoffside.

As per the report, Chelsea are favourites to sign the West Ham skipper, but Manchester City will give them competition.

The report states that Rice is seen as the ideal successor for former Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho.

Manchester City have reportedly thrown their hat into the Jude Bellingham sweepstakes. 

Bellingham’s existing deal at Signal Iduna Park expires in 2025 and the 19-year-old’s stellar form is continuing to garner interest from the European elites.

Now, Sport1 chief reporter Patrick Berger claims that Man City have joined the growing list of clubs hoping to sign the teenager.

Erling Haaland, 22, has been in rampant goal-scoring form since arriving at the Etihad in the summer in a £51m deal from Borussia Dortmund.

There have been reports in Spain of a potential €150m release clause in his Manchester City contract that gives Real Madrid the chance to acquire him in the summer 2024.

However, speaking after the striker netted twice in City’s 5-0 Champions League victory over Copenhagen, City boss Guardiola insisted that is not the case.

“It’s not true,” the Catalan coach said. “He has not got a release clause for Real Madrid or any other team.”

Real Betis wonderkid Dani Pérez has piqued the interest of reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City, as per Spanish outlet AS.

Perez, 17, has a steady rise through Betis’ youth ranks, and has drawn strong interest from top club’s across Europe.

The Spanish outfit recently extended the teenager’s deal at Estadio Benito Villamarín until 2025 in an attempt to ward off suitors, including Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Manchester City want to extend star-striker Erling Haaland’s contract only months after signing him from Borussia Dortmund, as per Mundo Deportivo. The report, which quotes ex-Real Madrid player Fernando Sanz, says that Haaland’s current contract has a release clause which activates in 2024 with preferential terms for Real Madrid.

Haaland has been in exceptional form since his arrival in England, and the current Premier League champions supposedly want to extend the Norwegian’s deal and nullify the release clause.

Although Manchester City has purchased some of the biggest names recently, they have also offloaded a few stars from their roster for good money.

The club has sold the likes of Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling and has racked around £750m in income to fund their expensive arrivals. 

THE KINGS takes a look at Manchester City’s top-10 player sales including the likes of Sane, Sterling, etc.