Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Etihad Stadium
By Sky Sports Football
Last Updated: 31/07/20 7:35am
The latest transfer news and gossip on the players linked with Manchester City – and those who could leave the club.
The latest players linked with a move to Manchester City…
Nathan Ake – Bournemouth have accepted Man City’s offer of £41m for defender Ake (Sky Sports News, July 30).
Ferran Torres – Manchester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres (Sky Sports News, July 29).
David Alaba – Chelsea and Manchester City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether Alaba signs a new contract at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, July 31); Manchester City have received a major transfer boost after Alaba’s talks with Bayern Munich hit a stalemate (Bild, July 30).
Dani Ceballos – City are eyeing up a shock move for the midfielder if Arsenal don’t extend his stay at the Emirates (Express, July 27)
Ismael Bennacer – Manchester City are keen to sign AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, but face competition from Paris St-Germain with the 22-year-old Algerian’s fee set to exceed £45m. (Le10 Sport, July 23)
Jose Gimenez – City have been told they must pay £109.1m to sign the Atletico Madrid defender (Sunday Times, July 19)
Diego Rosa – City are in talks with Gremio over a £4.5m deal for the 17-year-old midfielder (Mail on Sunday, July 19)
Diego Carlos – Manchester City are set to rival Liverpool for the Sevilla defender’s signature (Mail on Sunday, July 19)
Nicolas Tagliafico – City have identified the Ajax and Argentina left-back as a summer transfer target (Sports Illustrated, July 17)
Kalidou Koulibaly – Pep Guardiola will have to pay £65m to land his top defensive target. (Daily Mirror, July 16)
Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, could form the centrepiece of Guardiola’s plans to reconstruct his defence (Telegraph, July 14); Manchester City duo Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko could be used in a swap deal with Napoli for Koulibaly. (The Sun, July 11); Manchester United and Liverpool have “made contact” with Napoli over the availability of Koulibaly – but Manchester City could try and swoop in. (Daily Star, July 11); City will go head-to-head with rivals Manchester United for the 29-year-old Senegal international’ signature (Independent, July 7)
Lautaro Martinez – Manchester City expect to be busy in the summer transfer window and have earmarked the Inter Milan striker as a potential long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero (Sky Sports News, July 15)
Mikel Oyarzabal – Manchester United have reportedly joined neighbours Manchester City in the race to sign the Real Sociedad winger (The Sun, July 15)
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Pep Guardiola is ready to go head to head with Jose Mourinho over the signature of the Southampton midfielder. (Daily Record, July 11)
Adama Traore – Manchester City and Juventus lead the race for Wolves winger Traore ahead of Barcelona (ESPN, July 8)
Milan Skriniar – The Inter Milan defender is also expected to be at the centre of a bidding war between City and rivals Manchester United (Independent, July 7); Inter Milan could attempt to lure Sergio Aguero away from Manchester City by using defender Skriniar as part of the deal (Calciomercato, June 29)
Jack Grealish – Manchester City will consider Grealish as a summer target should they receive their asking price from Bayern Munich for Leroy Sane (Daily Telegraph, June 30)
Jadon Sancho – Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of Sancho rejoining Manchester City – with rivals United leading the race to sign him; Sancho’s future at Borussia Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the forward was among players that could leave this summer (Sky Sports, June 16); The Borussia Dortmund star is willing to make a return to Manchester City after Manchester United struggle to stump up his £115m transfer fee (The Sun, June 15)
Other players recently linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium…
- Filip Krastev (Daily Mail, June 22)
- Achraf Hakimi (90min, June 11)
- Ben Chilwell (The Sun, July 11; Sky Sports, June 8)
- Sergi Roberto (Mundo Deportivo, June 7)
- Ismael Bennacer (RMC Sport, June 4; La Source Parisienne, June 5)
- Lucas Hernandez (Manchester Evening News, May 30)
- Facundo Pellistri (Daily Mail, May 29)
- Leon Bailey (Daily Mail, May 26)
- Nelson Semedo (Daily Mail, May 23; Daily Express, May 25)
- Cody Drameh (Mirror, May 20).
- Thiago Almada (Sunday Express, May 17)
- Edouard Michut (Sky Sports News, May 10)
- Nnamdi Collins (Bild, May 8)
- Aster Vranckx (Daily Mirror, May 6)
- Mohamed Ihattaren (Calciomercato, May 5)
- Lucas Martinez Quarta (Chinese national online news service, May 4)
The latest on those linked with a Man City exit…
John Stones – Stones could be set for a reunion with former boss David Moyes at West Ham as Manchester City begin a clear-out (The Sun, July 31).
Pep Guardiola – The Spaniard says talks over his Manchester City future can wait. (The Sun, July 15); City will offer Guardiola a lucrative new long-term deal after the club’s Champions League ban was overturned (Mirror, July 14).
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City have not ruled out handing Sergio Aguero a new contract to keep the Argentine striker at the Etihad until 2022. (Sunday Mirror, July 12)
Sergio Aguero – Inter Milan could attempt to lure Aguero away from Manchester City by using defender Milan Skriniar as part of the deal (Calciomercato, June 29)
Other players recently linked with a move away from City…
- Kevin De Bruyne (Daily Mail, July 11; Daily Mail, June 6).
- Claudio Bravo (Scottish Sun, June 25)
- Sergio Aguero (Daily Star, May 23).
- David Silva (The Times, May 14; ESPN, May 19)
- Patrick Roberts (Yorkshire Evening Post, May 4)
- Joao Cancelo (Daily Telegraph, April 10)
- Gabriel Jesus (Calciomercato, March 25; Calciomercato, April 3)
- Jayden Braaf (Daily Express, March 16)
- Riyad Mahrez (The Sun, March 17)
- Yan Couto (Daily Express, March 19)
The latest Manchester City contract talk…
David Silva – Lazio are in negotiation with the outgoing City legend (AS, July 29); The Manchester City playmaker is edging towards a move to Qatar club Al-Duhail this summer (Manchester Evening News, June 15); The midfielder is willing to sign a short-term deal to complete the season with Manchester City. (Daily Mirror, May 16)
Eric Garcia – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will fight to keep young Spanish defender Garcia out of Barcelona’s clutches (The Sun, July 9); Barcelona are hoping to lure the City centre-back to the Camp Nou (Sport, July 24)
Garcia is set to snub Barcelona and sign a new five-year Manchester City deal (The Sun, July 4)
Fernandinho – City 35-year-old midfielder would like to finish his career in his homeland (Manchester Evening News, June 19)
Angelino – The 23-year-old Spanish utility player is set to return to the Etihad after his loan at RB Leipzig, who are unable to secure a £25m permanent deal (Manchester Evening News, June 8)
Eric Garcia – Manchester City are looking at opening contract talks with Garcia amid interest from Barcelona (Daily Mail, June 5)
The summer transfer window will run for 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11pm on October 5. A domestic-only window for trades between the Premier League and EFL then runs from October 5 and closes on Friday October 16 at 5pm. Follow all the news and analysis on Sky Sports News and across Sky Sports’ digital platforms.