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Manchester City goalkeeper holds talks over Bayern Munich switch as first-team star agrees contract



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Just 12 months after signing for Manchester City on a free transfer, back-up goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno is attracting interest from the continent.

The German shot-stopper has impressed many during his time at the Etihad Stadium thus far, challenging first-team mainstay Ederson with his impeccable shot-stopping capabilities and ability to play the ball with his feet to a very high standard.

Manchester City’s attention on existing members of their first-team squad has been a primary motivation this summer, with the future of Bernardo Silva seemingly coming to a close in the next few days.

After day 59 of the ongoing summer transfer window, here is how Manchester City have been reported in the world of transfer news.


Lucas Paquetá has now reached an agreement on personal terms with Manchester City and wants the move. City are currently preparing a new bid for Paquetá, and negotiations will advance with West Ham. (Fabrizio Romano)

A bid of £70 million plus a further £10 million in achievable add-ons may be enough to tempt West Ham into selling Lucas Paqueta this summer. Manchester City are returning with an improved offer for Paqueta, who wants to join the club. (Sami Mokbel, MailSport)

Manchester City are ready to bid for Jeremy Doku, but there is a gap in valuation as Rennes look for a fee of more than £45 million. Lyon’s Bradley Barcola is another option for City as they look to replace Riyad Mahrez this summer. (Rob Dawson, ESPN)

A Manchester City scout was in attendance to watch Jeremy Doku in action vs Metz on Sunday. City long had doubts about his injury record and whether he can fit into Pep Guardiola’s style, but could overlook these factors for his ‘raw talent’. (HLN)

Thomas Krucken has been appointed as Manchester City’s new Academy Director. (Official)


Stefan Ortega is now a ‘top option’ for Bayern Munich, with the player’s camp having held talks with the Bundesliga side in the last days. A decision on joining Bayern is up to Ortega himself. (Florian Plettenberg)

Aymeric Laporte has interest from clubs in England, Spain and Saudi Arabia but nothing is advanced yet. Laporte will take his time deciding on his Manchester City future. The defender is not desperate to leave and will only do that if the right opportunity comes. (Fabrizio Romano)

Brighton retain interest in Manchester City’s Cole Palmer and James McAtee. (Simon Jones, MailSport)

Contract Renewals

Bernardo Silva has agreed an improved contract at Manchester City. (Duncan Castles)

Bernardo Silva has reached an agreement with Manchester City to extend his contract by a further two years, with the news set to be formalised soon. (Alexis Bernard, Le10Sport)

Manchester City are considering extending Stefan Ortega‘s contract beyond 2025 and Pep Guardiola is ‘very confident’ with the goalkeeper. (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)

Inigo Dominquez: Al Sadd SC to Manchester City, (Unknown terms)

Thomas Krucken: VfB Stuttgart 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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