All the latest Manchester City transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
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Harry Kane latest:
Harry Kane’s increasingly protracted Manchester City transfer saga has taken yet another twist, with City needing to sell a player in order to sign him (The Times, August 20); City are prepared to go to £150m for Kane in the final two weeks of the transfer window in the hope of entering talks with Tottenham and Daniel Levy (The Independent, August 19); Kane is hoping that Manchester City will finally push ahead with a fresh British-record bid to try to sign him this week after the striker was left out of the Tottenham squad for the meeting between the two sides (Daily Telegraph, August 16).
Manchester City will raise their bid for Harry Kane to £120m but that remains some way short of Tottenham’s valuation of their captain (Daily Mirror, August 13); City and Tottenham have continued to talk about a deal for Harry Kane this week and there is growing belief common ground will be found after the sides face one another in the Premier League opener on Sunday (Daily Mail, August 13).
Manchester City are willing to offer Bernardo Silva in any deal for Kane but are prepared to miss out on the England captain altogether rather than meet Tottenham’s straight asking price of £150m (Mail on Sunday, August 8); The striker will have to force through his departure from Tottenham after Manchester City began drawing up plans to go into the new season without a recognised striker (Sunday Mirror, August 8); Tottenham would consider a Manchester City offer of £120m for Kane – if the Premier League champions commit to at least another £20m in add-ons (Star on Sunday, August 8)
Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester City have sensationally been offered Ronaldo but insist Harry Kane remains their top transfer target (Daily Mirror, August 18).
Pape Matar Sarr – The Metz midfielder is being tracked by several big Premier League clubs – with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City keen on the 18-year-old (Daily Mail, August 16).
Federico Chiesa – City have entered the race to sign Italy and Juventus winger Chiesa (Calciomercato, July 22).
Robert Lewandowski – City are monitoring the striker’s status at Bayern Munich amid concerns Kane may prove too difficult to lure away from Tottenham (Daily Mail, July 15).
Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona are yet to receive any official bids for Griezmann amid interest from a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Chelsea (Daily Mail, July 27); City have ruled out a swoop for Griezmann as they focus their attention on England pair Kane and Grealish (The Sun, July 13).
Ilaix Moriba – City are closely monitoring a contract stand-off between Barcelona and their young midfield star (The Sun, July 23).
The latest players linked with a Man City exit
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Aymeric Laporte – Manchester City have agreed not to stand in Aymeric Laporte’s way if a bid of £60m comes in for the defender. (Daily Mail, August 21)
Gabriel Jesus – Jesus is expected to remain at Manchester City despite interest from a number of clubs, including Juventus, even if Harry Kane joins. (The Times, August 21); Juventus appear ready to firm up their interest in Jesus (Sun, July 16); The striker is Juve’s top target – even though Cristiano Ronaldo is tipped to stay another year (The Sun, July 12).
Bernardo Silva – The player has told City he has no interest in being included in any potential part-exchange deal for Kane (Daily Mail, August 20); Arsenal are exploring a shock move for the midfielder as boss Mikel Arteta looks to add more creativity to his side. (Sunday Mirror, August 8); Silva is planning showdown talks with Man City boss Pep Guardiola in a bid to force a cut-price move to cash-strapped Barcelona (The Sun, August 7); The Portugal midfielder could be the player sacrificed by City if they go ahead with a potential move for Kane and potentially also revisit their interest in Villa’s Grealish (The Sun, July 23).
Morgan Rogers – The winger is in talks over a loan move to Bournemouth with a £9m obligation to make the deal permanent (Daily Mail, August 19).
Liam Delap – A host of Championship clubs, including Middlesbrough and Millwall, are interested in signing Delap if Manchester City decide to loan out the striker when he returns to full fitness (Daily Star, August 17).
Philippe Sandler – Manchester City may allow the Dutch centre-half to join Championship club Blackburn on loan in order to gain playing experience (The Sun, August 16).
Raheem Sterling – City’s £200m pursuit of Kane and Grealish has coincided with talks over Sterling’s new contract failing to progress (Mirror, Aug 1); City have made Sterling available for transfer this summer as part of a squad overhaul from boss Guardiola (Daily Mirror, July 17).
Riyad Mahrez – City are set to offer Mahrez a new contract after the winger played a starring role in the club’s Premier League-winning campaign. This comes after reports suggested he would be made available for a transfer. (Daily Mail, July 19).
Gabriel Jesus – Juventus appear ready to firm up their interest in Jesus (Sun, July 16); The striker is Juve’s top target – even though Cristiano Ronaldo is tipped to stay another year (The Sun, July 12).
Lukas Nmecha – The striker has joined Bundesliga side Wolfsburg (July 16).
Ko Itakura – City have set a hefty loan fee for the centre-back, one of a number of defensive players of interest to Celtic (Daily Record, July 23).
Yan Couto – Celtic are targeting Manchester City right-back Couto. The Hoops hope to bring the 19-year-old Brazilian on loan for the season, but face competition from clubs in Portugal (Sky Sports, July 23).
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Confirmed Man City signings
Scott Carson – free
Jack Grealish – Aston Villa, £100m
Confirmed Man City departures
Sergio Aguero – Barcelona, free
Eric Garcia – Barcelona, free
Jack Harrison – Leeds, undisclosed
Daniel Grimshaw – Blackpool, free
Taylor Harwood-Bellis – Anderlecht, loan
James Trafford – Accrington, loan
Gavin Bazunu – Portsmouth, loan
Lewis Fiorini – Lincoln, loan
Alexander Robertson – Ross County, loan
Callum Doyle – Sunderland, loan
Lukas Nmecha – Wolfsburg, undisclosed
Ivan Ilic – Hellas Verona, £7m
Man City contract news
Ruben Dias – Manchester City are in talks with Dias over a bumper new contract just one year after he joined the club (The Sun, August 19).
Various – City will press ahead with a fresh round of contract renewals after John Stones committed to a new five-year deal on Tuesday – with Phil Foden and Ederson next on the list (Daily Mail, August 11); City are set to offer fresh terms to a number of their star players, including a three-year contract for goalkeeper Ederson (Daily Mail, July 30).
John Stones – The centre back has signed a contract extension at City until 2026.
Raheem Sterling – City are set to restart contract talks with Sterling, with two years left on the England international’s contract (Daily Mirror, August 10); the 26-year-old is set to hold fresh contract talks with City (Sun, August 9).
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