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Fabrizio Romano delivers double Man City Here We Go as Pep Guardiola holds personal conversation with first-team star



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In a significant day in Manchester City’s transfer window, a double delivery of ‘Here We Go’ news was provided by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

Both bombshell stories complimented general updates surrounding both first-team stars and Academy graduates, on a day when Pep Guardiola and his players also embarked on their 13-hour flight to the Far East for their 2023/24 pre-season tour in Japan and South Korea.

The confirmed squad list for the tour – which will see Manchester City take on Yokohama F Marinos, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid – also offered clarification with regards to one first-team star and their future at the Etihad Stadium.

Here is a breakdown of every single transfer story from day 35 of the summer transfer window!


Josko Gvardiol to Manchester City, Here We Go. (Fabrizio Romano)

Josko Gvardiol completed the first part of his Manchester City medical tests today, with a deal now on the verge of completion after the two clubs reached an agreement on a transfer fee. (Fabrizio Romano)

Joško Gvardiol is expected to complete the second part of his Manchester City medical tests later this week – specifically Thursday, if all goes to plan. City will then prepare contracts and documents right after. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City are looking to seal a £90 million deal for Josko Gvardiol. (Simon Jones, MailSport)

Raphinha is one name Manchester City have checked to replace Riyad Mahrez. Pep Guardiola likes the profile of the Barcelona forward, and first contacts have been made between City’s Txiki Begiristain and Barca director Deco. (Santi Aouna, Foot Mercato)

Neither Raphinha nor Barcelona know anything about interest from Manchester City. The player is happy and wants to stay at the La Liga club 100%, while manager Xavi has already given him confidence and support several times. (Toni Juanmarti)


Al Ahli have now reached total agreement with Manchester City to sign Riyad Mahrez in a deal worth €30 million plus €5 million in add-ons. Mahrez is set to undergo a medical with Al Ahli tomorrow, signing a three-year contract with a conditional fourth. (David Ornstein, The Athletic)

Riyad Mahrez to Al Ahli, Here We Go. (Fabrizio Romano)

Josh Wilson-Esbrand is set to join Ligue 1 side Reims on loan for the 2023/24 season. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kyle Walker has informed Pep Guardiola that he wants to join Bayern Munich. While he is part of the Manchester City squad en route to Japan, it is no problem for Bayern, as all parties involved were aware. However, there are no agreements between the clubs yet. (Florian Plettenberg)

Kyle Walker informed Pep Guardiola of his decision in a personal conversation, and also some Manchester City teammates. (Kerry Hau)

Manchester City officials have informed Bayern Munich that they want to speak to Kyle Walker again on Thursday. However, his decision stands. City want to buy time to sign a replacement. (Tobi Altschäffl)

Agent Jorge Mendes knows that it would be ‘very, very difficult’ for Joao Cancelo to arrive at the Camp Nou, while a deal for Bernardo Silva is impossible’. (Sport)

Carlos Borges has interest from West Ham as well as other clubs. It is unclear as to whether any deal with Manchester City would be a loan or permanent. (Mike Minay)

Manchester City’s buy-back clause for James Trafford is triple the transfer fee Burnley will pay. (Fabrizio Romano)

Benjamin Mendy has joined Ligue 1 side FC Lorient on a two-year deal following his release from Manchester City this summer. (Official)

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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