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Real Madrid star enters Manchester City transfer shortlist as chase of Euro 2024 hero ‘getting concrete’



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Manchester City have today been linked to two big-name stars from the world of European football as another weekend arrives.

Our round-up of stories concerning potential arrivals into the Etihad Stadium will begin with a look over at Real Madrid, and one profile that could only come to fruition should Ederson secure a move to Saudi Arabia.

Speaking of the Brazilian international, and a new report has detailed the staggering financial package that may be put on the table for the Manchester City number one, who remains on holiday with family as negotiations could continue in the background.

Here is the latest edition of City Xtra’s daily Manchester City transfer round-up providing you with a comprehensive outline of every story issued on day 22 of the ongoing summer transfer window!


Manchester City have Real Madrid’s Andrey Lunin on their shortlist, should Ederson depart. The 25-year-old ‘meets parameters set’ by Pep Guardiola and his City team as he is ‘young and ready to be a starter’. City want to take advantage of Lunin’s ‘current doubts’ at the Bernabéu. Agent Jorge Mendes is ‘already looking for offers’ and ‘holding a renewal offer at arm’s length’. (Bernabeu Digital)

‘The track’ leading Dani Olmo to Manchester City is ‘going to be really hot’. The pursuit from the Etihad is now ‘getting concrete’ due to Pep Guardiola’s desire to bring the 26-year-old to the club. City are showing ‘great interest’ and see him as an ideal candidate to replace Kevin De Bruyne. The ‘flirtation between Olmo and Guardiola is getting hotter and hotter’. (BILD)


UEFA have confirmed Manchester City and Girona “will not transfer players to each other, permanently or on loan, directly or indirectly, from July 2024 until September 2025, with the exception of pre-existing transfer agreements” before they investigated ownership. (Official)

Ederson could earn more than £600,000 a week at Al Nassr. Despite interest, Manchester City remain relaxed about the situation after Stefan Ortega signed a contract extension until 2026. Pep Guardiola would have no problem starting the season with Ortega as his first-choice if Ederson leaves. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

Contract Renewals


Confirmed Deals

Taylor Harwood-Bellis to Southampton (£20M obligation to buy)

Lewis Fiorini to Stockport County (£300,000 potentially rising to £1 million)

Stefan Ortega has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Scott Carson has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester City until the end of the 2024/2025 season.