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Advanced talks over major Manchester City first-team exit while club reach €90 million agreement



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Manchester City’s transfer window has intensified even further this week after club officials reached an agreement with RB Leipzig over Josko Gvardiol.

The Premier League champions issued confirmation to the English media regarding the details of their agreement, while sources in Germany also confirmed that the player himself would play no part in two friendlies on the day of the agreement being reached.

Elsewhere, and there have been indications from Portugal that Joao Cancelo could be on the verge of leaving the Etihad Stadium once again, and this time returning to La Liga following his reported ongoing issues with personnel at Manchester City.

Here is your comprehensive round-up of everything from day 48 of the ongoing summer transfer window!


Manchester City and RB Leipzig have now agreed a €90 million fixed fee for Josko Gvardiol. The transfer to City will be made official in the next few days. (BILD)

Josko Gvardiol to Manchester City: €90 million/£78 million transfer fee with no add-ons. A medical is expected to take place by the end of the week. (Mike Minay)

Josko Gvardiol is expected to be offered a five-year deal by Manchester City, with the option for another 12 months. (Jason Burt, Telegraph)

Josko Gvardiol will undergo his Manchester City medical on Friday, if all goes to plan with the two clubs ironing out final details. (Fabrizio Romano)

Josko Gvardiol is set to travel to England imminently and undergo his Manchester City medical. He is unlikely to make his debut in Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Arsenal, but should be signed in time to be available for City’s Premier League opener against Burnley. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

In addition to Manchester City paying RB Leipzig €90 million for Josko Gvardiol, there is an agreement for a friendly match between the two sides, which is expected to bring the Bundesliga club an additional €1.5 million. (BILD)

Manchester City see Josko Gvardiol as ‘a force who can be around for the next decade’, and his arrival at City should be confirmed in the coming days. (Jack Gaughan, MailSport)

RB Leipzig had initially asked Manchester City for €100 million when they started negotiating for Josko Gvardiol, but they talked the German club down and ended up paying less (€90 million). City regard Gvardiol as the best player of his age in his position in Europe. (Paul Hirst, Times)


Aymeric Laporte could now leave Manchester City following the agreement with RB Leipzig for Josko Gvardiol, with Tottenham and Atletico Madrid both interested in the Spain international. (Sean Kearns, Metro)

Barcelona are in talks with Manchester City over a move for Joao Cancelo. City would prefer a permanent deal. (talkSPORT)

Barcelona are close to signing João Cancelo from Manchester City, with the two clubs currently in advanced talks over a deal. (Record)

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)

Harrison Parker: Manchester United to Manchester City, (Unknown terms)

Riyad Mahrez: Manchester City to Al Ahli, (£30.4M plus €5M add-ons, Permanent)

James Trafford: Manchester City to Burnley, (£15M plus £4M add-ons, Permanent)

Adedire Mebude: Manchester City to KVC Westerlo, (£1.65M, 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)

Josh Wilson-Esbrand: Manchester City to Stade de Reims, (Season-long loan)

Issa Kabore: Manchester City to Luton Town, (Season-long loan)

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)

Finley Burns: Manchester City to Stevenage, (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

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