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Contract expected to be signed THIS WEEK as Manchester City pursue deal for £47 million-rated Belgium star



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This week is expected to be significant with regards to arrivals, departures, and contracts at Manchester City, as Etihad officials look to finalise summer business.

Txiki Begiristain and his colleagues working in the transfer department within the City Football Academy offices are set to formalise interest in Stade Rennais winger Jeremy Doku – who is viewed by those at the club as a successor to Riyad Mahrez.

The Algeria became the second major departure from the club this summer, following the path taken by Ilkay Gundogan through the exit door, but not to be accompanied by Kyle Walker, despite intense interest from Bayern Munich.

Here is everything you need to know and catch-up on from day 58 of the ongoing summer transfer window at Manchester City.


Rennes will demand a fee of around £47 million if Manchester City firm up their interest in Jeremy Doku. The Ligue 1 club are unlikely to let the forward leave without a fight, but know the player is keen on a move to City. (Martin Blackburn, The Sun)

David Moyes: “We wouldn’t want Lucas (Paqueta) to go. But I also understand if you were in his position. Sometimes it’s quite difficult to say to these boys, ‘Sorry, you can’t join Manchester City or Real Madrid,’ they are two of the biggest clubs in the world…” (The Athletic)

Rennes manager, Bruno Génésio on Jeremy Doku: “It all depends on the offer. There are offers that are difficult to refuse in football. For the moment, we’re not there. I have no information. He’s a Stade Rennais player. Until proven otherwise, he’s usable…” (RMC Sport)

Lucas Paqueta speaking in June, 2023: “I don’t intend to leave (West Ham) but it’s clear that we dream of playing since we were little; Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, these bigger clubs we dream of playing (for)…” (Pod Delas, The Athletic)

David Moyes on West Ham’s valuation of Lucas Paqueta: “I don’t want to go there… There’s a price on everybody’s head. We’ve had news on Lucas, but not anything to make our heads wobble. When you’re on a journey to try to become better, sometimes you lose your best.

“We’ve seen it happen. We’re on a journey to improve and get to the top but Lucas is fantastic and I can see why many top teams would be after him. I’ve got to make sure I keep a good harmony in the squad, harmony in the club and that things are done correctly.

“Maybe a different circumstance with Harry Kane but there’s a price on everybody’s head somewhere. We’ve seen people go to Saudi, clubs saying we wouldn’t want these players to go but they’re going because they’re getting whatever they want…” (The Athletic)


Sheffield United are still waiting on Manchester City deciding on whether James McAtee can move on loan this summer or if they could take Tommy Doyle back on the same basis. (Alan Nixon)

Contract Renewals

Kyle Walker will sign his new Manchester City contract in the coming days, with the expectation being to get it sealed by the end of next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

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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