Connect with us


Manchester City agree Premier League transfer as €75 million verbal approach rejected in Josko Gvardiol chase



| Last Updated:


The first exit of the summer from Manchester City involving a transfer fee moved a step closer to completion on Monday evening, on day 20 of the market.

That deal concerns James Trafford, who is currently away on international duty and starring for England’s under-21 side at the ongoing European Championships, with a campaign of Premier League football now on the horizon.

On the subject of incomings, details have now emerged concerning Manchester City’s verbal approaches to RB Leipzig for Josko Gvardiol, as the Premier League champions prepare to launch their first official bid for the central defender.

Here is the 17th edition of City Xtra‘s daily transfer round-ups throughout the 2023 summer transfer window!


Manchester City are preparing their opening bid for Josko Gvardiol. It is likely that City’s first bid will be ‘significantly lower’ than RB Leipzig’s €100 million valuation. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

Verbal approaches from Manchester City for a €75 million transfer fee plus add-ons for Josko Gvardiol were rejected by RB Leipzig. Talks continue as City prepare an official bid, with the Bundesliga side wanting at least €100 million. (Fabrizio Romano)

PSG have made progress in recent hours on the signing of Manchester City midfield target Gabri Veiga, and want to close a deal quickly. (Santi Aouna, Foot Mercato)

Manchester City are determined to sign Atletico Madrid winger Rodrigo Riquelme, with a first proposal of €15 million plus €6 million in variables having already been rejected. Negotiations remains open and an agreement, although not imminently, is feasible. (Matteo Moretto, Hugo Cerezo)

There is no interest from Manchester City in signing Atlético Madrid’s Rodrigo Riquelme. (Mike Minay)

Manchester City have consulted Atlanta United for Thiago Almada. (Bruno González)

Everton left-back Ishe Samuels-Smith (16) is attracting interest from Manchester City, who have been following his progress for the past year. (Simon Jones, MailSport)

Manchester City have sent scouts to assess Birmingham City winger Trevan Sanusi (16) and are interested in signing him. (Simon Jones, MailSport)


Deal agreed: James Trafford to Burnley is worth an initial fee of £15 million potentially rising to £19 million, with a 20% sell-on clause for Manchester City. There is likely to be a buy-back clause in the deal as well as matching rights. (Jack Gaughan, MailSport)

Manchester City are still awaiting formal bids for a number of first-team players before deciding their futures. There is interest in Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez, Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker but City are yet to receive formal approaches. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

Cole Palmer is very highly-rated by Manchester City and Pep Guardiola and as such, they will not consider any permanent sale of the midfielder this summer. (Pete O’Rourke, Football Insider)

Leicester City are exploring a permanent deal for Manchester City defender Callum Doyle, with the 19-year-old valued at between £7 million and £10 million. (Rob Tanner, Athletic)

Burnley are trying and keep Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis next season, but face competition from a number of Premier League teams including Brighton, Wolves, Everton and Fulham. City are yet to decide whether they want to sell or even loan Harwood-Bellis. (TEAMtalk)

Southampton are weighing up a move for Manchester City’s Shea Charles, with Leicester also keen. (Simon Jones, MailSport)

Manchester City have agreed a deal for the permanent sale of Nahuel Ferraresi to São Paulo. (Jorge Nicola)

Contract Renewals

Kyle Walker is considering Manchester City’s offer of a new contract. (Simon Jones, MailSport)

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