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What next for Manchester City in the summer transfer window AFTER RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol?



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Manchester City remain in negotiations with RB Leipzig over a potential deal for Croatian central defender Josko Gvardiol. But what could come next?

The summer was initially expected to be a busy one for the recently-crowned treble winners and now Champions of Europe, with Manchester City officials coming into the market armed with a substantial sum of cash earned through competition prize money.

However, with far less progress made on the outgoings front than perhaps some anticipated, simultaneously the club have been called into action less than they predicted, with just one arrival secured so far.

That concerned Mateo Kovacic – who arrived at the Etihad Stadium in a £25 million transfer from Chelsea, as Ilkay Gundogan completed a move to FC Barcelona upon the expiry of his final Manchester City contract.

But as pre-season looms as well as the start of a fresh domestic campaign, some Manchester City fans have been left wondering: What could come next after the priority pursuit of Josko Gvardiol is potentially completed in the coming days?

Well, according to a new report from Sam Lee of The Athletic, uncertainty continues to hang over Manchester City’s summer transfer window and the prospect of any further business taking place in the coming days and weeks ahead.

It is stated that aside from the ongoing pursuit and negotiations for Josko Gvardiol, Etihad Stadium bosses only expect to return to the transfer market if Bernardo Silva were to finally secure a move away from the club.

Following Manchester City’s failure to sign Declan Rice ahead of Arsenal, despite launching a £90 million package bid for the England international, Bernardo Silva is currently seen as the ‘perfect alternative’ in midfield as the club focus on life without Ilkay Gundogan.

For now, City’s focus will remain on talks with the aforementioned Bundesliga side, as well as preparations for the new campaign, which get underway from Monday of next week when players will begin filtering back through the doors of the City Football Academy.

Manchester City will remain in the north-west for a couple of days to get back into the swing of Pep Guardiola’s regimes, before jetting out to Far East Asia for the start of their pre-season tour which involves three friendly fixtures.

The treble winners will face off against fellow City Football Group side Yokohama F. Marinos, as well as Bundesliga giants and last season’s Champions League quarter-final opponents Bayern Munich, in addition to La Liga’s Atletico Madrid.