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Aston Villa keen on Manchester City star as personal terms agreed over potential record-breaking deal



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Saturday and Sunday brought about significant updates regarding what could turn out to be one of the signings of the summer in Josko Gvardiol.

The treble winners are moving towards securing a deal for the Croatia international in the coming weeks, and work that has taken place over the weekend has put themselves in a commanding position for the 21-year-old.

A number of reports have also provided information surrounding the futures of some of Manchester City’s academy stars, with James Trafford and Taylor Harwood-Bellis in particular facing an important moment in their rising careers.

As we approach the two-week mark in the 2023 summer transfer window, here is your comprehensive round-up of everything regarding Manchester City on a transfer front from days 11 and 12 of the market!


Manchester City have now agreed personal terms with Joško Gvardiol. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City have made an offer to RB Leipzig of €90 million plus bonuses for Josko Gvardiol. (Philipp Hinze, Alexander Bonengel – Sky Germany)

Josko Gvardiol has officially informed RB Leipzig of his desire to move to Manchester City this summer. (Süddeutsche Zeitung)


Conversations over Manchester City rejecting PSG’s €70 million offer for Bernardo Silva a year ago included a promise from Pep Guardiola not to block a transfer if the Portugal international chose to leave this summer. (Duncan Castles, The Times)

Aston Villa are considering a move for Aymeric Laporte. However, the centre-back is keen to return to Spain if he is to leave Manchester City this summer. (Pete O’Rourke, Football Insider)

Bayern Munich are hoping to tempt Kyle Walker by handing him a longer contract than is currently being offered by Manchester City in their attempts to renew his deal. (Pete O’Rourke, Football Insider)

Manchester City are looking for £15 million for Taylor Harwood-Bellis – a fee that has cooled the interest of Burnley. (Alan Nixon)

James Trafford may be sold by Manchester City rather than loaned if an offer comes in at £6 million plus extras. Burnley have ‘looked’, while Sheffield United and Middlesbrough are ‘checking’. (Alan Nixon)

Kian Breckin is wanted on loan by Southampton. The Manchester City teenager’s availability has also alerted Blackburn Rovers. (Alan Nixon)

Contract Renewals

Manchester City have offered to improve Bernardo Silva’s contract. (Duncan Castles, The Times)

Confirmed Deals

Enzo Maresca to Leicester City