Another day, another set of Leroy Sane updates and quotes from certain individuals in the Bayern Munich camp. However, Wednesday’s news also brought the first concrete development in terms of a potential outgoing from the Etihad Stadium, albeit a loan deal. Here’s your daily round-up of everything in the world of Manchester City transfer news.
THE SANE SAGA CONTINUES
We might as well open all of our summer transfer window round-ups with an update on the Leroy Sane situation until it reaches its conclusion. The situation surrounding the winger seemed to dominate German news once again this morning with BILD claiming the German champions are ‘fighting’ for Leroy’s signature. Not only that, but officials from the Allianz have supposedly been working out how they can convince the 23-year-old to make the move back to Germany.
Adding to this, there were yet more words coming from the mouth of Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß, who stated in this morning’s edition of BILD; “I don’t have the exact numbers yet but the financial aspect will be critical. The whole package is difficult.”
But it’s not just the hierarchy at the Allianz Arena that have been openly discussing the possibility of Leroy Sane making the move. BILD continued their updates on the 2017/18 PFA Young Player of the Year by claiming that members of the Bayern squad have been positively discussing the situation, more specifically Leroy’s potential competition in the wing positions.
JOINED THE RACE… AGAIN?!
Another transfer rumour that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon is that of Joao Felix (19). We’ve heard numerous times this summer that the Premier League champions have supposedly joined the race for the Benfica wonderkid, well according to the Sun, we’ve ‘joined the race‘ yet again. However, it is now understood that Manchester City may pursue a move for the teenager whether Leroy Sane makes a move away from the club or not.
The Sun’s mysterious unnamed ‘Etihad sources‘ expanded on the story by claiming that officials may see Felix as a potential successor to Sergio Aguero. Pep Guardiola himself believes that ‘Sane, Sterling and Felix can all play down the middle’. It certainly doesn’t bode well for Gabriel Jesus if these claims are in fact true.
BACK ON FOR BRUNO
Bruno Fernandes. Yes, you thought this one was fading away slowly didn’t you. Well the Portuguese papers certainly don’t seem to think so. Correio da Manhã revealed a situation that took place following Sporting Lisbon’s dramatic Taça de Portugal victory over FC Porto. The midfielder was supposedly only made aware of concrete interest from both Manchester clubs by his agent in amongst the on-field celebrations.
Fernandes now knows that the situation surrounding his immediate future is ‘well underway‘ however whether he will be playing at the Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford next season is still a mystery to the player.
Wednesday evening brought about what could be a nailed on outgoing from the Etihad Stadium, and to a Premier League club. The Sun reported an exclusive story suggesting Patrick Roberts, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Celtic a few seasons back, could be on the verge of joining up with Daniel Farke’s newly-promoted Norwich City. Officials at City were keen on the move following the success of Angus Gunn during his time at Carrow Road.
The exclusive from the Sun was quickly followed up by a further update from John Percy of the Telegraph, who suggested that a medical had already been completed by the winger and that the 22-year-old had completed a season-long loan deal to Norfolk.
ROSLER ON THE RISE
The final update of the day came in the form of interest from a member of the City Football Group. NAC Breda are said to be showing interest in Colin Rosler. The 19-year-old could be the latest Manchester City youngster to be sent out on loan to the Dutch side, who are looking to bring in around four City players, one of which includes a player in the central defensive position.
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