Saturday Transfer Update: Manchester City.

Saturday Transfer Update: Manchester City.

Chelsea have yet to make their transfer moves as Man City close in on Jack Grealish

According to a number of sources, including The Sun, Manchester City are edging closer to agreeing a £100 million deal for the tricky midfielder.

Villa remain adamant that they will not sell the player, however the report suggests that the player’s representatives are now, after weeks of talks, confident that he will be allowed to leave once the Euros are over.

Grealish still has four years left on his current contract with his boyhood club, meaning that City will have to pay a premium to persuade Villa to part ways with their captain.

The news comes just days after it was reported that City had lodged an equal bid for Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

The Citizens have delayed making an official offer while the player is on England duty, but it is believed that a deal could be completed soon after he returns.

Villa have already signed Norwich City’s Emiliano Buendia, a player who many fans perceived to be a replacement for the outgoing Grealish.

Man City ‘join race’ for €60m-rated Almeria striker Umar Sadiq 

Manchester City have joined the list of clubs interested in signing UD Almeria striker Umar Sadiq, according to reports in Spain.

The Nigerian international has 55 goals and 33 assists in 145 senior appearances for the likes of Almeria, Roma, Rangers and Partizan. He also has four goals in six caps for Nigeria.

That form has alerted the likes of Spartak Moscow and Eintracht Frankfurt, AS report, and now apparently City are entering the race.

They say that City would sign the 24-year-old as a City Football Group signing, loaning him out to newly-promoted Troyes in France. The report adds that Almeria are expecting an offer from City soon.

It’s suggested Sadiq would be considered for a first team role at City following this loan spell in Ligue 1. The striker has a release clause reported to be set at €60m , but Almeria would accept an offer of €30m for their prized asset.

Juventus are still planning to press ahead with a potential move for Gabriel Jesus, regardless of Cristiano Ronaldo’s future

Corriere dello Sport say selling Ronaldo would help Max Allegri’s transfer plans this summer, but should the Portuguese star stay then Juventus would want a new striker to join their ranks regardless.

Jesus has been mentioned as a potential Juve target all summer, while former City striker Edin Dzeko is another player on the Italians’ radar.

It’s suggested that Jesus would require a large transfer fee to persuade City to part with their only current striker.


Man City stance on Jack Grealish swap deal

BirminghamLive has been told that there would not be any City players involved in any potential deal for Grealish, with Villa remaining hopeful of tying the 25-year-old down to a bumper new contract which has been offered to him this past week.

City are keen on a £100million deal to take the England international to the Etihad this summer but, as BirminghamLive has reported, there has been no offer or talks between the two clubs yet

Aston Villa owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens will stand firm against an approach for Jack Grealish with Manchester City preparing to step up their interest in the playmaker.

Premier League champions would not offer a player to Villa to help sweeten the terms of a transfer.

Man City Defender ‘Close’ To Finalising Departure From Club This Summer

Manchester City are set to make one of their first player transactions official this summer, as young defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis wraps up his temporary departure from the club.

The 19-year-old has been tipped as one of the many promising youngsters that has come from the Premier League club’s academy – in an era of young talent that has seen the likes of Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho hone their skills at the Etihad campus.

ccording to reports from Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, translated and relayed by Sport Witness, the young centre-back is ‘close’ to finalising a move to Belgian first division side Anderlecht after completing his medicals with the club on Wednesday.

Manchester City place Sterling, Mahrez on transfer list

English champions Manchester City have placed Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling on the transfer list for interested teams who wants to secure their services.

Pep Guardiola gave his nod to their departure in the quest to secure finances to buy Jack Grealish and Harry Kane who have been reported to cost around £180 million.

DailyMail reported that the Algerian and Englishman will both give way in Sheikh Mansour’s quest to win the UEFA Champions League.

26-year-old Sterling has scored 78 League goals in 195 appearances for the Citizens while hitting double digits goals for the past four consecutive seasons since 2017-2018.

Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte “would welcome” playing for Barcelona next season

The Frenchman, who is currently representing Spain at the European Championships after successfully changing his international allegiance “loves the city” of Barcelona according a new claim, as Laporte considers a potential return to La Liga. 

Miquel Blazquez reports that Laporte would be “delighted” to sign for Barcelona and “would welcome playing at the Camp Nou next season.” 

Blazquez also says that the 27 year-old “wants to leave Manchester City” despite being contracted to the Etihad until 2025 – after signing a two-year contract extension in 2019. 

Should Laporte leave Manchester for Catalonia this summer he would be the third City player to do so, after Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero both moved to Barcelona on free transfers. 

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Saturday Transfer Update: Manchester City.

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