The Night Before The Champions Return – The Transfer Round-Up (07/07/19)

So after all the activity of the last couple of days, with Angeliño and Rodri coming in, everything transfer related seems to cooled down. However, there are still stories floating about that we’re bringing to you in todays transfer round-up…

Fernandinho For A Bit Longer?

We all love Fernandinho, but what we don’t love is that he’s getting older. Buying Rodri from Atletico Madrid earlier this week brought to an end years of searching for a player capable of filling his magical boots. However, Pep Guardiola may want to use the Brazilian in other areas. The Sun are reporting that City may still yet offer Fernandinho a new deal as a 4th choice centre-back. The manager still feels the 35 year old still has a lot to offer and a new deal could be agreed around christmas time.

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The Basics In Merseyside

All the rumours surrounding the departure of Fabian Delph have seemed to link him to Turkey, however todays rumours suggest he could just be moving a short trip down the M62. Reluctant Nicko has said that Everton are hunting the Englishmen and the lure of more gametime could tempt to join the toffees. £16 million is the price that has been quoted and its seen that the player would rather stay in England than move abroad.

Homegrown Is Whats Needed

Contrary to what was reported about Fernandinho earlier, Simon Mullock of the Mirror has said that the hunt for a centre-back is being complicated by the fact City have 18 men non homegrown quota and that it is one man too much to fulfil the Premier League quota. Nathan Aké, who has moved onto the radar in recent days, has been seen as a £40 million alternative to Harry Maguire.

Tottenham are also interested in the English defender and City are yet to decide whether to make a move. Mangala would be the one sacrificed if it were to come down to cutting a man out.

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Hunt For The Fox Over?

Simon Mullock has also said today that City have ended their pursuit of Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire. This is due to the £85 million price tag being demanded by the club which City are not willing to pay. This will leave rivals Manchester United a clear run at his signing.

Later on, Rob Tanner even went as far as saying City have never made any contact with Maguire and non deal was ever in the offing.

Muric To Forest Nearly Complete

Nottinigham Forest are set to complete the loan signing of Aro Muric in the ‘next few days’ according to John Percy in the Telegraph.

A few clubs from around England and abroad have been interested in the keeper but it seems he is set for the City Ground next season.

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