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Fabrizio Romano provides double Manchester City ‘Here We Go’ as sales figures exceed £100 million



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Manchester City underwent arguably their busiest day in the summer transfer window so far, as a number of deals reached their completion moments on Thursday.

The Premier League champions finalised an agreement with Wolves following a back and forth negotiation with the Molineux club for Matheus Nunes – a profile of player deemed as their recent number one target to stand in for Kevin De Bruyne in the immediate.

Elsewhere, a fast-moving development regarding the future of Cole Palmer was overseen, after the England international and Manchester City youth product finally found clarity on the next steps in his career.

As we edge towards the conclusion of the 2023 summer transfer window, here is every story from days 73 and 74 of the market this week!


Wolves have accepted Manchester City’s latest offer for Matheus Nunes. (Loïc Tanzi)

Manchester City’s verbal agreement with Wolves for Matheus Nunes is €55 million plus NO add-ons. (Simon Bajkowski)

Matheus Nunes is expected to travel to Manchester City for a medical ‘soon’, while the finer details of the transfer are currently being worked on. (John Percy)

Jamal Baptiste – 2003-born former West Ham centre-back – to Manchester City, Here We Go. (Fabrizio Romano)


Chelsea are close to agreeing a £45 million deal with Manchester City for Cole Palmer. Negotiations are ‘very advanced’ ahead of a probable medical on Thursday. (John Percy)

Cole Palmer to Chelsea, Here We Go. An agreement has been reached in principle with Manchester City over a £40 million deal plus £5 million in add-ons. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea’s pursuit of Cole Palmer is believed to be driven by Joe Shields, their co-director of recruitment and talent, who has previously worked with Manchester City’s academy. (Matt Law, John Percy – The Telegraph)

Tommy Doyle is set to join Wolves in a £5 million deal with Manchester City retaining a 50% sell-on clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tommy Doyle is joining Wolves on an initial season-long loan with a £5 million option to buy. (Simon Bajkowski)

Wolves will be paying all of Tommy Doyle‘s wages. (Simon Stone)

Joao Cancelo to Barcelona is delayed. Late on Monday, Cancelo was at Lisbon airport ready to take a private plane to Barcelona but was told not to fly as the club could not yet afford to complete his loan. Cancelo had to take his bags and return to the city, where he has been staying for over a week with permission. Barca need to improve finances to meet La Liga rules on salary spending. As it stands, they cannot sign Cancelo, nor can they fully register their squad. However, club sources insist the deal will still be completed. (Pol Ballus, The Athletic)

Barcelona are now prepared to remove their buy option clause from the João Cancelo deal with Manchester City in order to get Financial Fair Play approval. A deal would instead be a straight loan until June 2024. (Fabrizio Romano)

Bayern Munich enquired about Kyle Walker again in the last week, however there was no chance. (Florian Plettenberg)

Southampton are actively pursuing a loan move for Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis and hope it could be done late on Thursday. (Alfie House)

Manchester City will let Taylor Harwood-Bellis leave on loan after failing to find a buyer at £15 million. Southampton have joined the Championship clubs interested in Harwood-Bellis on loan, whilst he could also head back to Burnley. The door is also open for Leicester and possibly Leeds to make their play in the last days of the window. (Alan Nixon)

Taylor Harwood-Bellis is expected to move before Friday’s deadline. Nottingham Forest have the Manchester City defender on a list of potential additions, while Leeds and Southampton are also keen on a loan. Leicester City are unlikely to sign him. (Matt Law, John Percy – The Telegraph)

Sheffield United are leading the chase to sign James McAtee on loan. (Pete O’Rourke, Football Insider)

Mikki van Sas to Feyenoord, Here We Go. Feyenoord have reached an agreement with Manchester City on a permanent transfer, with a deal set to include a sell-on clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Peterborough United have signed Jadel Katongo on a season-long loan. (Official)

Jack and Tyler Fletcher have left Manchester City and joined Manchester United. (Official)

Contract Renewals

Kyle Walker wants to sign his new Manchester City contract in the next days. (Florian Plettenberg)

Confirmed Departures

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

Jeremy Doku: Stade Rennais to Manchester City, (£55 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)

Aymeric Laporte: Manchester City to Al Nassr, (23.5 million, 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)

Luke Mbete: Manchester City to FC Den Bosch, (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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