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Record-breaking Manchester City transfer edges closer to completion as midfielder commands Premier League interest



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Manchester City moved one step closer towards completing a record-breaking transfer on Sunday, as their transfer window once again takes another twist.

A flurry of reports throughout the back end of the weekend indicated a desire from within the home of the Premier League champions to secure their second signing of the summer transfer window, and their second signature of a Croatian international.

Information concerning Josko Gvardiol and developments involving RB Leipzig have been accompanied by talk of yet more departures, as well as a confirmed exit involving one of the club’s exciting young prospects.

Here is every story concerning Manchester City from across the past 48 hours, on the 18th and 19th days of the summer transfer window!


Manchester City have now stepped up talks with RB Leipzig over a deal for Josko Gvardiol. The Bundesliga club want around £86 million plus bonuses. (Paul Joyce, Times)

Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with RB Leipzig over Josko Gvardiol, and want to finalise the signing as soon as possible. (Matteo Moretto)

Josko Gvardiol to Manchester City is now very close, with City expected to pay a package worth around €100 million. (Manuel Veth)

Manchester City are expected to conclude negotiations over an £86 million deal for RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol in the coming days. (Mike McGrath, Telegraph)

RB Leipzig director, Max Eberl: “I can confirm that Joško Gvardiol and agents told us about their desire to move to Manchester City… His desire is to join City. We are in talks with City. For €100 million plus add ons, Joško will end up in Pep’s strong hands. This would make Gvardiol the most expensive defender in history…” (Leipziger Volkszeitung)

Slask Wroclaw’s Karol Borys (16) wants to join PSV Eindhoven this summer, but Manchester City also wants to sign the player and loan him out to City Football Group’s Lommel SK. (Eindhovens Dagblad)

Manchester City and PSG are set to compete for Olympique Lyon forward Bradley Barcola (20). (RMC Sport)


Bernardo Silva is being offered £800,000-per-week salary to swap Manchester City for the Saudi Pro League, on top of a £70 million-plus transfer fee. (Daily Star)

Manchester City are insisting on extending Kyle Walker’s contract, with negotiations over a new deal continuing. Bayern Munich are still pushing and waiting for a final decision in the next days. Sources feel next week could be crucial. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle United are keeping a close watch on Kalvin Phillips’ situation at Manchester City in case he is told he can leave later this summer. (Luke Edwards, Telegraph)

Brighton & Hove Albion are in pole position to take Manchester City’s Cole Palmer on loan. (SunSport)

Manchester City have been looking to find James McAtee a top-half Premier League or Bundesliga side, but Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom refuses to give up on his own pursuit. (Alan Nixon)

Zack Steffen is available to leave Manchester City this summer. City are open to allowing the 28-year-old to leave permanently but they will ask for a fee before sanctioning any move. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

Leicester City are on the trail of Manchester City’s James Trafford. (SunSport)

Swansea City, Bristol City and Reading have all made moves to sign Manchester City’s Lewis Fiorini on loan, but face competition from European clubs. City are weighing up whether or not to sanction a loan or permanent move. (Pete O’Rourke, Football Insider)

Contract Renewals

Pep Guardiola is keen to give Kyle Walker a new Manchester City contract. (Nizaar Kinsella, Evening Standard)

Confirmed Deals

Mateo Kovacic: Chelsea to Manchester City, (£25 million plus £5 million in add-ons)

Spike Brits: AFC Wimbledon to Manchester City, (Unknown terms)

Liam Delap: Manchester City to Hull City, (Season-long loan)

Enzo Maresca: Manchester City to Leicester City, (Unknown terms)

Rodolfo Borrell: Manchester City to Austin FC, (Unknown terms)

Ilkay Gundogan: Manchester City to FC Barcelona, (Free transfer)

Terrell Agyemang: Released

Rowan McDonald: Released

Benjamin Mendy: Released