Manchester City transfer news and rumours

Nathan Ake – City have completed the signing of the Bournemouth defender for £41m on a five-year deal (August 5).
Scott Carson – Manchester City have re-signed goalkeeper Scott Carson on a season-long loan deal from Derby (August 20).

The latest players linked with a move to Manchester City…
Lukas Nmecha – The Manchester City forward is set to move to Anderlecht on loan (The Times, August 21)

Kalidou Koulibaly – Manchester City are being offered Koulibaly for £60m, with Napoli keen to complete a deal (Mirror, August 19); Napoli are willing to sell Koulibaly this summer but he is 29 – although that hasn’t stopped the Italian club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis valuing him at €80m (£72m)… Our colleagues at Sky Italy have excellent contacts at Napoli and they are confident that City want Koulibaly despite his age and price tag (Sky Sports, August 17); City are hoping rivals Manchester United announce they are not interested in signing Napoli’s Senegal defender to avoid a bidding war (Manchester Evening News, August 10).
Lionel Messi – City believe they are in pole position to sign the Argentine if he quits Barcelona in the aftermath of the club’s Champions League humiliation (Mirror, August 16); Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club immediately, with Manchester City leading the race for the 33-year-old Argentina forward (Esporte Interativo, August 17).

Harry Winks – City are lining up a shock £40m bid for the Spurs midfielder with Jose Mourinho willing to sell (The Sun, August 14).

Thiago Alcantara – City have entered the race for Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara and are believed to be offering more than Liverpool for the 29-year-old (Bild, August 13).
Diego Carlos – City have ‘moved seriously’ to capture Carlos from Sevilla, but it is ‘feasible’ they may look elsewhere with a deal potentially proving difficult (El Desmarque, August 3); Liverpool will face competition from Manchester City as they look to sign Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos. (Mirror, August 1).

David Alaba – Chelsea and City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether Alaba signs a new contract at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, July 31); City have received a major transfer boost after Alaba’s talks with Bayern hit a stalemate (Bild, July 30).

Dani Ceballos – City are eyeing up a shock move for the midfielder if Arsenal don’t extend his stay at the Emirates (Express, July 27).

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