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Manchester City star sees Saudi Arabia medical scheduled as fellow forward emerges as Burnley transfer target



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The weekend has seen an influx of new updates regarding the futures of three Manchester City players, as the treble-winners prepare to return for pre-season on Monday.

Pep Guardiola’s side travel to east Asia for a pre-season tour on Wednesday, but return to the City Football Academy on Monday to begin preparations for the upcoming new campaign, with all eyes firmly fixed on who will be on the plane to Japan.

Three Manchester City stars have been linked with an exit over the course of the weekend, as Riyad Mahrez seemingly closes in on a move to Saudi Arabia and Bayern Munich seek to complete a deal for Kyle Walker.

Cole Palmer could be set to join either Burnley or Leicester City on loan, while links with any new arrivals to the Etihad Stadium have ceased, at least temporarily.

With the potential for a series of major absences for the Blues’ upcoming pre-season tour later this week, here is a round-up of every Manchester City transfer story from across the weekend.


Talks between Benjamin Pavard‘s management and Manchester City have taken place as Pep Guardiola is ‘very interested’ in the Frenchman. However, there are no agreements yet and Bayern Munich are waiting for concrete offers. (Florian Plettenberg)


Manchester City are still waiting to get an official proposal and documents from Al Ahli for Riyad Mahrez, a key stage before booking a medical. This will be discussed next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

Al Ahli are pushing to get a deal done with Manchester City for Riyad Mahrez. Talks have been advancing on the player’s side since June, with the forward prepared to accept a bid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Riyad Mahrez’s agents have now requested to speak to Manchester City after discussing contract details with Al Ahli. City are still waiting for Al Ahli’s official bid. (Fabrizio Romano)

Riyad Mahrez has now verbally agreed terms with Al Ahli, and although a transfer is not a done deal yet, the forward is keen on the move and Al Ahli hope to move fast. (Ben Jacobs)

Al-Ahli’s offer to Manchester City for Riyad Mahrez is expected to be worth £30 million. (James Benge)

Al-Ahli have scheduled a medical for Riyad Mahrez but so far the club have not submitted a formal offer to Manchester City. (James Benge)

Kyle Walker will speak to Pep Guardiola next week on his future. The conversation will be crucial before making a final decision. (Fabrizio Romano)

Burnley and Leicester are heading the chase for Cole Palmer. Vincent Kompany would ‘love’ to have Palmer on loan, while there is a feeling he is too good for the Championship. Manchester City are yet to decide where to send him. (Alan Nixon)

Lorient, Lille and Club Brugge are all keen on signing Josh Adam (19) this summer. (Adrian Kajumba, MailSport)

Contract Renewals

No reports

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)

Shea Charles: Manchester City to Southampton, (£10.5M, Permanent)

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

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

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

Callum Doyle: Manchester City to Leicester City, (Season-long loan, £500,000)

Yan Couto: Manchester City to Girona, (Season-long loan)

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

Kian Breckin: Manchester City to Wycombe Wanderers, (Season-long loan)

Morgan Rogers: Manchester City to Middlesbrough, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Josh McNamara: Manchester City to Southampton, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Cieran Slicker: Manchester City to Ipswich Town, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Yangel Herrera: Manchester City to Girona, (Unknown terms, Permanent)

Herbie James: Manchester City to Tottenham Hotspur (Pre-Agreement, Permanent)

Terrell Agyemang: Released

Rowan McDonald: Released

Benjamin Mendy: Released

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