It’s been a turbulent past 24 hours, with the signing of Joao Felix looking closer than ever and current attacking outlet, Leroy Sane seemingly at a standstill with regards to renewing his contract with the blues. This and more in your daily round-up of all things transfers at Manchester City…
Loan move the key to Felix?
Manchester City are said to be willing to buy Joao Felix and loan him back to Benfica in time for the upcoming season in order to secure the highly valued £105 million-rated striker, this according to Simon Mullock of the Mirror. However, Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid have offered Felix regular first-team football if he was to move to Spain instead which could spell trouble for the blues in their hopes to land the player.
It’s also been said that Pep Guardiola does not intend on implementing another forward to the squad as he would much rather continue using Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as his attacking options, with Raheem Sterling available to provide backup in the central striker position.
Sign it Sane!
Simon Mullock’s updates on Manchester City continued as Bayern Munich appear to have taken their foot off the gas in regards to snapping up star winger Leroy Sane, in the hope that he will run down his contract in order to lower his evaluation. City have also been given no indication during talks with the winger as to whether he would prefer to leave the Etihad or sign a new deal.
Worrying times for the blues which could see us lose one of our golden boys on the cheap. Let us know your views on the Leroy Sane situation and how you see this one turning out!
Maguire move off the cards?
According the Mirror, transfer target Harry Maguire was reportedly given the green light by former Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, allowing him to leave the club. It’s been said that the club will follow up on this promise made to the defender which could see the Englishman depart very soon, but to where?
It appears that Maguire may be on his way to rivals Manchester United, as City seem reluctant to better their offer of £80 million, with United reportedly offering up to £90 million for the defender.
Muric to the Championship?
Arijanet Muric has had a bit of a stop-start career recently at Manchester City, having been recalled from loan from NAC Breda after a shock injury to second choice keeper Claudio Bravo. However, according to the Mail, it appears the 20-year-old may be on his way to Championship side Nottingham Forest in a loan move where he will presumably receive some vital first-team experience. Pep Guardiola is also said to have high hopes for the youngster and believes this move will help further progress the goalkeepers’ career.
The Cancelo Saga
The signing of the Juventus right-back Joao Cancelo appeared to be imminent with Manchester City and Juventus on the brink of agreeing a deal for the 25-year-old but unfortunately, complications have arisen in the deal, with the two clubs said to be £10m apart in regards to the valuation on the player. Jonathan Northcroft of the Times suggests that complications in this deal are holding up their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kieran Trippier.
It’s also being reported that the Portuguese fullback may be included in a cash plus player deal to bring Paul Pogba from Manchester United back to his former club, Juventus.
Taking a risk on Riesgo?
A new name?! Yes that’s right, but it’s hardly one to be excited about unfortunately. The Sun claim that Manchester City could be prepared to make a shock move for 35-year-old Eibar goalkeeper Asier Riesgo.
The veteran would be available on a free transfer this summer, and with Claudio Bravo returning from his long-term injury, Riesgo could take up the place left by the Chilean as third choice goalkeeper. A lot of this obviously depends on the future of youngster Arijanet Muric, however everything point towards the Kosovan international making a move to Nottingham Forest this summer.
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