The City Xtra transfer round-up returns after Pep Guardiola’s side dropped points at Crystal Palace. The rumour mill continues, with a rather timely story surrounding the future of manager Pep Guardiola and significant updates on Leroy Sane.
Here’s a complete round-up of how Saturday and Sunday unfolded…
Sane Makes A Switch
Leroy Sané has recently stepped up his recovery from injury by starting individual training. Reports claim that Sané has also changed management and is now represented by agency LIAN Sports.
Their other clientele include Jerome Boateng, Kalidou Koulibaly and Luka Jovic. Bayern Munich are apparently aware of the change, but it’s unknown how this would impact any potential move to the club except for the fact that Boateng already plays for the German champions.
BILD, who have been insistent that Sané’s move to Bayern is still on the cards, say nothing has changed for the player.
Pep Talk From Paris?
There’s also news regarding Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who is reportedly at the top of Paris Saint-Germain’s shortlist for potential new managers, if they fire Thomas Tuchel.
Although Tuchel has overseen domestic success for PSG, they want the Champions League trophy and could make Guardiola a “huge offer” to swap Manchester for Paris.
Inter Milan Defender Contacted
As is traditional in these round-ups, we have information about a young defender that Manchester City are supposedly interested in.
Reports claim that Inter Milan centre-back Alessandro Bastoni (20) has been the subject of an enquiry from Manchester City’s board, but according to La Gazzetta, the Milan side promptly told City the player isn’t for sale.
If this is true, the search for more defenders looks like it will go on for Guardiola. However, Manchester City and Barcelona are said to have drawn up ‘very positive scouting reports‘ on the left-sided player.
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