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Manchester City star makes decision on future as pursuit of £85 million Premier League man intensifies



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While the Premier League season may now finally upon us, Manchester City’s transfer business for the campaign as a whole is far from over.

As Pep Guardiola continues to step up his preparations and plans off the pitch, his colleagues in the boardroom are continuing to work on the best ways to strengthen the Catalan’s options, including the retention of crucial first-team stars.

On the arrivals front, and while Manchester City continue to pursue a deal for a wide forward in the coming weeks, their search for additional names in the squad has lead them to West Ham United with negotiations over a deal that could exceed £75 million well underway.

All that and more in your round-up of all things Manchester City in the transfer window from days 53, 54, and 55 this summer!


Manchester City want to sign Lucas Paqueta, however West Ham are reluctant to sell. (talkSPORT)

Manchester City have concrete interest in Lucas Paquetá, and talks have taken place with West Ham this week. While it is not an easy negotiation, City have now added him to their summer targets list. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City have approached West Ham with a verbal discussion over a £70 million package for Lucas Paquetá, deemed not enough. City will try again, with Pep Guardiola having always been a fan of the midfielder. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City are exploring a deal to sign Lucas Paqueta, but are yet to make a formal offer to West Ham. (David Ornstein, Mark Critchley – The Athletic)

Lucas Paquetá is interested in joining Manchester City. There have been indications Paquetá has grown unsettled and is considering his future. (Jacob Steinberg)

West Ham will not begin to even consider selling Lucas Paqueta to Manchester City for less than £85 million. However, the player’s ‘head has been turned’ by City’s interest. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City and West Ham remain in contact over a possible transfer for Lucas Paqueta, with the inclusion of players in a deal being an option that could be discussed soon. (Fabrizio Romano)

Jérémy Doku is being strongly considered at Manchester City, with the 21-year-old understood to be a candidate to replace Riyad Mahrez this summer. Doku is expected to be Stade Rennais’ record transfer departure when he eventually leaves, valued at between €50 million and €60 million by the Ligue 1 team, with personal terms not believed to be an issue should a deal with City progress. (Mike McGrath, The Telegraph)

Manchester City are looking for a goal scoring midfielder this summer. (Nizaar Kinsella)


Kyle Walker has decided to stay at Manchester City. Despite reaching a previous agreement to join Bayern Munich, Walker has now changed his mind as it stands, following talks with Pep Guardiola. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Kyle Walker has told Bayern Munich that he will stay at Manchester City. (Christian Falk)

Bayern Munich’s ‘Sports Committee’, responsible for transfers, met again last Monday and admitted: Kyle Walker will not want to come to Munich. Munich bosses felt a little used by Walker, suspicious that he got a better offer from City. Officials at the Bundesliga club recently had doubts as Walker had been very reserved about their offer in recent weeks. (Christian Falk)

Brighton are understood to have made an approach for Cole Palmer, worth around £30 million, earlier in the summer. (Mike McGrath, The Telegraph)

West Ham will push to include Cole Palmer in negotiations with Manchester City over Lucas Paqueta, either on loan or in a permanent deal. (Simon Collings, Evening Standard)

West Ham are exploring a loan deal for Manchester City’s Cole Palmer. (Sky Sports)

A move for Lucas Paqueta is viewed by Manchester City as separate to anything that could happen with Bernardo Silva‘s future, however City are increasingly confident of keeping the Portugal international. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

RKC Waalwijk have signed Filip Stevanović on a season-long loan from Manchester City. (Official)

Contract Renewals

Kyle Walker is now expected to stay at Manchester City and sign a new contract. City are increasingly confident of keeping both Walker and Bernardo Silva. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kyle Walker is ready to commit to a new one-year Manchester City contract. (Sami Mokbel, MailSport)

Manchester City have offered Kyle Walker a new contract until 2026. Bayern Munich are still offering a deal until 2025, with the option of an additional year, but no longer expect the defender to join the club. (Florian Plettenberg)

Confirmed Deals

Josko Gvardiol: RB Leipzig to Manchester City, (£78 million)

Mateo Kovacic: Chelsea to Manchester City, (£25 million plus £5 million in add-ons)

Juanma Lillo: Al Sadd SC to Manchester City, (Unknown terms)

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)

Carlos Borges: Manchester City to Ajax, (€14M 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)

Alex Robertson: Manchester City to Portsmouth, (Season-long loan)

Filip Stevanović: Manchester City to RKC Waalwijk, (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)

Benjamin Mendy: Released

Terrell Agyemang: Released

Rowan McDonald: Released

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