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Manchester City target Premier League duo as Tottenham and Chelsea sparked fear regarding deal on verge of completion



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Premier League champions Manchester City are seemingly intensifying their hunt for a brand new midfielder during the closing stages of the summer transfer window.

Txiki Begiristain and his colleagues working on transfer within the offices of the City Football Academy have turned their attention to other talents in the English top-flight, agreeing personal terms with one name and remaining firmly interested in another.

Talk of an incoming midfielder accompanied significant developments concerning the contractual status of a current name in the centre of the park, while another Manchester City confirmed his exit from the club after five years in sky blue.

Following the 68th day in the ongoing summer transfer window, here is everything to catch-up on regarding events at the Etihad Stadium!


Jeremy Doku has now signed a five-year contract at Manchester City after successfully completing medical tests this morning. City will pay €65 million to Stade Rennais for Doku in a deal that includes no add-ons, and no sell-on clause. City will pay the fee in ‘multiple’ instalments’. (Sacha Tavolieri)

Manchester City have submitted an initial bid to Wolves for Matheus Nunes, with a proposal in excess of €50 million with add-ons discussed in the package. Nunes has already agreed personal terms with City. (Fabrizio Romano)

Matheus Nunes is high among a small number of candidates that Manchester City are considering for the midfield position this summer. Wolves are unlikely to welcome City’s interest so close to the market closing. (David Ornstein, The Athletic)

Wolves do not want to sell Matheus Nunes and it would take a ‘big offer’ to consider a sale. (Sky Sports)

Manchester City are weighing up a move for Eberechi Eze, with Crystal Palace expected to demand north of £70 million from any potential suitors. Eze has been on City’s radar for the last six months after senior scouts were left heavily impressed by his control of games for Palace. (Jack Gaughan, MailSport)

Eberechi Eze and Matheus Nunes are options Manchester City have admired and considered for a while and have now honed in on after Kevin De Bruyne’s injury and issues with Lucas Paqueta. However, it would take ‘substantial bids’ to convince either club to sell. (Simon Bajkowski, Dan Murphy – Manchester Evening News)

Matheus Nunes is higher on Manchester City’s list than Eberechi Eze, as things stand. (Fabrizio Romano)

Manchester City felt they might miss out on Jeremy Doku over the weekend. Chelsea and Tottenham showed interest and Rennes’ asking price jumped to €80 million. However, Doku had no interest in moving anywhere other than City, enabling a €65 million fee to be negotiated. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Jack Gaughan: “People I’ve spoken in Germany to expect [Florian] Wirtz to remain with Bayer Leverkusen this season.” (MailSport)

Sources close to West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta believe a move to Manchester City could still happen but in the next January transfer window. (Sky Sports)

Red Bull director Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed that Dani Olmo will not be joining Manchester City this summer. Mintzlaff: “Dani Olmo will be part of the Leipzig squad, no matter who is interested.” (Christian Falk)


UD Las Palmas have signed Maximo Perrone on a season-long loan from Manchester City. (Official)

Aymeric Laporte has announced his departure from Manchester City. (Official)

Aymeric Laporte has now passed his medical with Al-Nassr and is set to travel to Riyadh soon in order to finalise his Manchester City exit. (J. Ortiz de Lazcano, El Correo de Bilbao)

Aymeric Laporte has now signed his Al-Nassr contract. (Santi Aouna)

Joao Cancelo will travel to Barcelona tomorrow (Thursday) to finalise his loan move from Manchester City. (Sport)

Jack Gaughan: “The latest on Kalvin Phillips is much the same: he doesn’t want to leave Manchester City. He’s got a long contract and has said he wants to fight for that place.” (MailSport)

Contract Renewals

Bernardo Silva has signed a new Manchester City contract until 2026. (Official)

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)

Shea Charles: Manchester City to Southampton, (£10.5M, 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)

Maximo Perrone: Manchester City to UD Las Palmas, (Season-long loan)

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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