Manchester City come into the final day of the 2023 summer transfer window with plenty still to arrange, both in the way of arrivals and outgoings at the Etihad Stadium.
The final 24 hours of the summer transfer window are likely to be dominated by proceedings concerning some of Manchester City’s outgoing talents, with uncertainty looming over the likes of James McAtee and Taylor Harwood-Bellis coming into Deadline Day.
Elsewhere and the exits of Cole Palmer and Joao Cancelo on permanent and temporary exits respectively are still yet to be formally announced, however that is expected to change across the course of Friday.
Manchester City supporters can also expect the club to formally unveil their newest addition to Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad, after Matheus Nunes underwent medical testing and media formalities throughout the course of Thursday.
Whilst the final day of the summer market may not be as hectic as other clubs, City Xtra are here to keep you up to date with all of the latest transfer news and developments on Deadline Day, with the summer window set to shut at 11 PM [UK] on Friday night.
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22:45 – Daniel Ogwuru leaves City
Daniel Ogwuru has joined Norwich City on a permanent transfer, signing a long-term deal and originally joining their Academy set-up.
22:45 – Tedic heads out on loan
Slobodan Tedic has joined Charlton Athletic on a season-long loan.
21:45 – Barcelona announce Joao Cancelo
Joao Cancelo has joined FC Barcelona on a season-long loan.
19:49 – Joao Cancelo deal completed
Joao Cancelo’s season-long loan agreement with Barcelona from Manchester City is now complete. (Matteo Moretto)
Cancelo’s loan to Barcelona from City does NOT include an option to buy. (Toni Juanmarti)
17:31 – Oscar Bobb eyed for Italy switch
Oscar Bobb is being considered by Lazio. (Gianluca Di Marzio)
17:22 – Slobodan Tedic set for another loan deal
Slobodan Tedić is close to finalising a loan move to Charlton from Manchester City. (Ben Ransom)
16:27 – Eric Garcia key to Joao Cancelo exit
In order for Manchester City to accept Joao Cancelo’s loan to Barcelona, the condition has been for Barca to give the ‘OK’ to Eric Garcia’s loan to Girona. (Nil Sola, Toni Juanmarti)
15:58 – Kalvin Phillips stands firm on Manchester City career
It has been stated that as it stands, Kalvin Phillips is not seeking a move away from the Etihad Stadium during the final hours of the summer transfer window. (X: C345Sam)
15:30 – James McAtee signs for Sheffield United
Manchester City have seen James McAtee re-join Sheffield United on a season-long loan for their campaign back in the Premier League, it has now been confirmed.
It is also made clear that the Bramall Lane club do not hold an option to buy in the agreement, but are covering the entirety of the player’s wage package.
14:23 – Joao Cancelo rejects Bundesliga option
Joao Cancelo has turned down the opportunity to re-join Bayern Munich on loan. (Christian Falk)
13:09 – The details of Bayern Munich’s approach for Joao Cancelo
Bayern Munich have enquired about a loan move for Joao Cancelo. While the defender has a verbal agreement with Barcelona, no medical has taken place and the La Liga side still cannot sign him at this stage. (Florian Plettenberg)
12:50 – Bayern Munich enter the race for Joao Cancelo
Bayern Munich have asked about João Cancelo in the last few hours. (Manuel Bonke, Philipp Kessler)
11:15 – Mikki van Sas joins Feyenoord
Manchester City and Feyenoord have confirmed an agreement that will see Dutch goalkeeper Mikki van Sas leave the club’s academy system for the Eredivisie club on a free transfer.
10:38 – Manchester City finalise incoming summer transfer business
Manchester City are ‘done’ for this summer transfer window when it comes to arrivals to the first-team squad. However, it is still possible that loans out are likely, with James McAtee an option for Sheffield United and Joao Cancelo for Barcelona. (Mike Minay)
10:30 – Matheus Nunes joins Manchester City
Following official confirmation from both parties, Matheus Nunes has officially joined Manchester City from Wolverhampton Wanderers in a €62 million agreement with no add-ons in the deal.
Nunes becomes City’s fourth signing of the summer, following on from Mateo Kovacic, Josko Gvardiol, and Jeremy Doku, taking on the club’s number 27 shirt.
10:10 – More details on James McAtee to Sheffield United
McAtee will head back to Bramall Lane on a standard season-long loan agreement with no option to buy, as both the player and Manchester City themselves see the midfielder as part of the future plans of the Etihad club. (Simon Bajkowski)
10:00 – Tommy Doyle joins Wolves
Manchester City have confirmed that Tommy Doyle has joined Wolves on a season-long loan.
The Molineux club hold an option to buy set at £5 million, and subsequently City will retain a 50% sell-on.
09:30 – Chelsea announce Cole Palmer signing
Cole Palmer has joined Chelsea on an initial seven-year contract, with the transfer worth an initial £40 million plus a further £2.5 million in add-ons.
09:28 – Fabrizio Romano confirmation on deal
James McAtee to Sheffield United on-loan, Here We Go, as per Fabrizio Romano.
09:11 – Cole Palmer confirms Manchester City exit
In a statement on Instagram, Cole Palmer confirmed his departure from the Etihad Stadium, with an official announcement regarding his move to Chelsea expected to follow in due course.
09:00 – Taylor Harwood-Bellis joins Southampton
Southampton have secured the loan signing of Taylor Harwood-Bellis from Manchester City, and hold a £20 million obligation to buy at the end of the 2023/24 season should they secure promotion back to the Premier League.
Alongside his loan to the south coast, Harwood-Bellis has also signed a new 12-month contract extension at the Etihad Stadium, keeping him tied to the club until at least 2025.
08:33 – James McAtee decision made
James McAtee is set to re-join Sheffield United on a season-long loan from Manchester City. (Alex Crook)
08:30 – Cole Palmer confirmation due
An official announcement on Cole Palmer’s permanent transfer from Manchester City to Chelsea is due this morning. (Jacob Steinberg)
08:13 – James McAtee decision pending
James McAtee is due to decide where he will go on loan on Friday morning amid interest from Sheffield United and Leicester City, having also spoken to Foxes boss Enzo Maresca directly. Dutch club Feyenoord are also been keen. (James Ducker)
00:44 – Barcelona submit first Joao Cancelo offer
Manchester City have now received their first offer from Barcelona for Joao Cancelo. While a deal had been taken for granted, City had not received any offers prior to today, nor any direct contact from Barcelona. (Pol Ballus)
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