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Manager and player speak out on possible Manchester City transfer while club informed of true desire amid West Ham interest



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Both Dani Olmo and RB Leipzig manager Marco Rose have spoken out on a possible move to Manchester City for the Spaniard this summer.

The Leipzig attacking midfielder has been mooted a potential option for City in the remaining weeks of the ongoing transfer window, as they hurriedly look for alternative options following the collapse in negotiations for West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta.

Elsewhere, this week could also bring the exit of two Manchester City first-team players, with both Aymeric Laporte and Joao Cancelo closing in on permanent and temporary moves away from the Etihad Stadium respectively.

Here is everything you catch up on from days 64 and 65 in the summer transfer window at Manchester City!


Manchester City have enquired about the situation of Florian Wirtz. The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder likes Pep Guardiola a lot, however a possible signing seems ‘very complicated’. (M. Moretto)

Dani Olmo is among the list of central midfield alternatives drawn up by Manchester City, and RB Leipzig will demand £68 million for the Spain international with a £51 million release clause not kicking in until next summer. (Martin Blackburn, The Sun)

Dani Olmo on Manchester City transfer rumours: “Nothing! I’m fully focused on the task in Leipzig, the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the cup. Manchester City are a big club, one of the biggest in the world. Josko (Gvardiol) went there. But I’m happy here.” (BILD)

RB Leipzig manager, Marco Rose: “As far as (Dani) Olmo to Manchester City goes, I could say ‘never ever’ but I won’t say it.” (Martin Blackburn, The Sun)

West Ham have submitted a bid for Manchester City target Jérémy Doku – who is believed to have an asking price of £47 million. (Jacob Steinberg, The Guardian)

Manchester City are ‘active’ on Lyon winger Bradley Barcola as they weigh up some new additions and also consider what to do with Cole Palmer. (Alan Nixon)

A new winger – potentially Jeremy Doku – should arrive at Manchester City before the end of the month. (Mark Critchley, The Athletic)

Even if there is more business to come at Manchester City this summer, not every player to have left the club or be on their way out will be directly replaced by the close of the window. (Mark Critchley, The Athletic)

Pep Guardiola: “The club, we have to take some important decisions about the squad – it wasn’t expected with Kevin (De Bruyne’s injury), we didn’t expect Riyad (Mahrez) to leave… A lot of young players on the bench vs Newcastle, the difference is that.” (Press conference)

Pep Guardiola on Txiki Begiristain and Manchester City building a squad for the next 10+ years: “It’s good, it’s a young club, for the future, they will be better. We will need everyone, with this schedule and calendar it will be done.” (Press conference)


Aymeric Laporte is expected to travel to complete a £23.5 million transfer to Al Nassr tomorrow (Monday). (Jack Gaughan)

Manchester City and UD Las Palmas have now reached a full agreement for the loan of Máximo Perrone until June 2024. The City midfielder will arrive in Spain for a medical review and contract signing in the next few days. (Cesar Luis Merlo)

UD Las Palmas’ season-long loan of Máximo Perrone from Manchester City will not include a purchase option. (M. Moretto)

James McAtee has interest at home and abroad, with Southampton’s Jason Wilcox trying hard behind the scenes. Manchester City’s former Academy Director hopes Pep Guardiola will let him go back to the Championship despite a preference to find him a ‘better’ home. (Alan Nixon)

Tommy Doyle’s hopes of a return to Sheffield United are ‘hanging by a thread’ after the Blades signed Tom Davies instead and have other priorities in the last days of the window. Doyle also has Wolves and Celtic keen on him. (Alan Nixon)

Contract Renewals

Pep Guardiola on Bernardo Silva reportedly being close to signing a new Manchester City contract: “It will be my dream, like Kyle (Walker). Hopefully it happens. From the deep of my heart, from the bottom of my heart, I wish (it happens).” (Press conference)

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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