The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester City – and those who could leave the club.
The latest players linked with a move to Manchester City…
Nathan Ake – Manchester City’s interest in Chelsea target Ake has “intensified”, according to reports (The Sun, July 1)
Jack Grealish – Manchester City will consider Grealish as a summer target should they receive their asking price from Bayern Munich for Leroy Sane (Daily Telegraph, June 30)
Milan Skriniar – Inter Milan could attempt to lure Sergio Aguero away from Manchester City by using defender Skriniar as part of the deal (Calciomercato, June 29)
Kalidou Koulibaly – Liverpool are edging rivals Manchester City in the race to sign Napoli defender Koulibaly by offering up Dejan Lovren as part of the deal (Tuttosport, June 29); Manchester City are close to sealing a deal to bring Koulibaly to the club this summer (Mundo Deportivo, June 28); Manchester City are leading the race to sign Koulibaly – with Liverpool prioritising other areas of their squad this summer (The Sun, June 24); Napoli will not let Koulibaly go cheaply as Manchester City, Manchester United and PSG have all been told they will have to pay £90m. (Daily Mail, June 16); City have launched a note of interest with the president of Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis – and the defender’s price could drop as low as £62m due to the coronavirus pandemic (The Transfer Window Podcast, May 31)
Filip Krastev – Manchester City are close to agreeing terms with Bulgarian side Slavia Sofia for talented teenager Krastev (Daily Mail, June 22)
Leon Bailey – City boss Pep Guardiola has held talks with the Bayer Leverkusen winger over a potential summer move as he begins his search for a replacement for Leroy Sane.
David Alaba – Bayern Munich are open to selling the Austria international this summer, with City among his suitors (Daily Telegraph, June 19)
Jadon Sancho – Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of Sancho rejoining Manchester City – with rivals United leading the race to sign him; Sancho’s future at Borussia Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the forward was among players that could leave this summer (Sky Sports, June 16); The Borussia Dortmund star is willing to make a return to Manchester City after Manchester United struggle to stump up his £115m transfer fee (The Sun, June 15)
Achraf Hakimi – Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all asked Real Madrid about the availability of Hakimi, who has been on loan at Borussia Dortmund since 2018 (90min, June 11)
Ben Chilwell – Manchester City are keen to sign Leicester’s Chilwell along with Chelsea (Sky Sports, June 8)
Sergi Roberto – Pep Guardiola will seek out Barcelona defender Roberto to fill the right-back spot Joao Cancelo has failed to occupy since his summer move from Juventus (Mundo Deportivo, June 7)
Ismael Bennacer – Pep Guardiola has reportedly been in touch with Ismael Bennacer to convince him to join Manchester City. Bennacer has a £45m release clause in his AC Milan deal (RMC Sport, June 4); Manchester United are prepared to rival City in pursuit of the AC Milan midfielder (La Source Parisienne, June 5)
Lucas Hernandez – Bayern Munich are prepared to offer defender Hernandez to Manchester City as part of a deal to sign Leroy Sane (Manchester Evening News, May 30)
Other players recently linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium…
- Facundo Pellistri (Daily Mail, May 29)
- Leon Bailey (Daily Mail, May 26)
- Nelson Semedo (Daily Mail, May 23; Daily Express, May 25)
- Cody Drameh (Mirror, May 20).
- Thiago Almada (Sunday Express, May 17)
- Edouard Michut (Sky Sports News, May 10)
- Nnamdi Collins (Bild, May 8)
- Aster Vranckx (Daily Mirror, May 6)
- Mohamed Ihattaren (Calciomercato, May 5)
- Lucas Martinez Quarta (Chinese national online news service, May 4)
The latest on players linked with a Man City exit…
John Stones – Stones could be offered an escape route to ex-club Everton from his Manchester City misery (The Sun, July 4)
Sergio Aguero – Inter Milan could attempt to lure Aguero away from Manchester City by using defender Milan Skriniar as part of the deal (Calciomercato, June 29)
Leroy Sane – Bayern Munich have reportedly tabled a £36m bid for Manchester City star Sane – with the club said to be willing to wait until next year to sign him (The Sun, June 23)
Chelsea and Manchester United have received a transfer boost after City boss Pep Guardiola insisted the club wouldn’t rush to buy a replacement for Sane (Sky Sports, June 22)
City are willing to let the Germany forward leave on a free transfer at the end of his contract unless Bayern Munich increase their £30m valuation (Independent, June 20); Bayern have again risked the wrath of Manchester City by reigniting their public pursuit of Sane (The Sun, June 1); Bayern Munich’s pursuit has ramped up after head coach Hansi Flick held telephone conversations with the Man City winger (SportBild, April 29); Bayern Munich remain determined to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City this summer despite the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic (Sky in Germany, May 1).
Bayern Munich have made a £35m bid for Sane after agreeing terms on a five-year deal with the City winger (Daily Mirror, May 6); City have insisted they have yet to receive an offer for Sane from Bayern Munich and are prepared to allow the Germany international to enter the final year of his contract. (May 7, The Guardian); Sane has been told he must be prepared to take a huge pay-cut if he is to join Bayern Munich (Star, May 21).
Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgian could look to leave Manchester City if the club’s Champions League suspension is upheld, Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has admitted (Daily Mail, June 6).
Claudio Bravo – The City ‘keeper has admitted he’s flattered to be linked with a move to Celtic and he’s refused to close the door on any club (Scottish Sun, June 25)
Other players recently linked with a move away from City…
- Sergio Aguero (Daily Star, May 23).
- David Silva (The Times, May 14; ESPN, May 19)
- Patrick Roberts (Yorkshire Evening Post, May 4)
- Joao Cancelo (Daily Telegraph, April 10)
- Gabriel Jesus (Calciomercato, March 25; Calciomercato, April 3)
- Jayden Braaf (Daily Express, March 16)
- Riyad Mahrez (The Sun, March 17)
- Yan Couto (Daily Express, March 19)
The latest Manchester City contract talk…
Eric Garcia – Garcia is set to snub Barcelona and sign a new five-year Manchester City deal (The Sun, July 4)
Fernandinho – City 35-year-old midfielder would like to finish his career in his homeland (Manchester Evening News, June 19)
David Silva – The Manchester City playmaker is edging towards a move to Qatar club Al-Duhail this summer (Manchester Evening News, June 15); The midfielder is willing to sign a short-term deal to complete the season with Manchester City. (Daily Mirror, May 16)
Angelino – The 23-year-old Spanish utility player is set to return to the Etihad after his loan at RB Leipzig, who are unable to secure a £25m permanent deal (Manchester Evening News, June 8)
Eric Garcia – Manchester City are looking at opening contract talks with Garcia amid interest from Barcelona (Daily Mail, June 5)
Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgium international is reportedly ready to open contract talks with Manchester City (The Sun, May 29)
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City are poised to hand the striker a new deal worth £120,000-per-week to block mounting interest from Juventus. (The Sun, May 16)
Raheem Sterling – The England international could miss out on a huge new deal at Manchester City due to coronavirus (Sunday Star, May 10)