Manchester City transfer news and rumours

The latest players linked with a move to Manchester City…
Diego Carlos – Manchester 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. (Daily Mirror, August 1).David Alaba – Chelsea and Manchester City are among a number of leading clubs who are monitoring whether Alaba signs a new contract at Bayern Munich (Daily Telegraph, July 31); Manchester City have received a major transfer boost after Alaba’s talks with Bayern Munich 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).

Ismael Bennacer – Manchester City are keen to sign AC Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer, but face competition from Paris St-Germain with the 22-year-old Algerian’s fee set to exceed £45m. (Le10 Sport, July 23).

Jose Gimenez – City have been told they must pay £109.1m to sign the Atletico Madrid defender (Sunday Times, July 19).

Diego Rosa – City are in talks with Gremio over a £4.5m deal for the 17-year-old midfielder (Mail on Sunday, July 19).

Nicolas Tagliafico – City have identified the Ajax and Argentina left-back as a summer transfer target (Sports Illustrated, July 17).Kalidou Koulibaly – Pep Guardiola will have to pay £65m to land his top defensive target. (Daily Mirror, July 16).

Napoli’s Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, could form the centrepiece of Guardiola’s plans to reconstruct his defence (Telegraph, July 14); Manchester City duo Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko could be used in a swap deal with Napoli for Koulibaly. (The Sun, July 11); Manchester United and Liverpool have “made contact” with Napoli over the availability of Koulibaly – but Manchester City could try and swoop in. (Daily Star, July 11); City will go head-to-head with rivals Manchester United for the 29-year-old Senegal international’ signature (Independent, July 7).Lautaro Martinez – Manchester City expect to be busy in the summer transfer window and have earmarked the Inter Milan striker as a potential long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero (Sky Sports News, July 15).

Mikel Oyarzabal – Manchester United have reportedly joined neighbours Manchester City in the race to sign the Real Sociedad winger (The Sun, July 15).Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Pep Guardiola is ready to go head to head with Jose Mourinho over the signature of the Southampton midfielder. (Daily Record, July 11).

Adama Traore – Manchester City and Juventus lead the race for Wolves winger Traore ahead of Barcelona (ESPN, July 8).

Milan Skriniar – The Inter Milan defender is also expected to be at the centre of a bidding war between City and rivals Manchester United (Independent, July 7); Inter Milan could attempt to lure Sergio Aguero away from Manchester City by using defender Skriniar as part of the deal (Calciomercato, June 29).

Jack Grealish – Manchester City will consider Grealish as a summer target should they receive their asking price from Bayern Munich for Leroy Sane (Daily Telegraph, June 30).

Jadon Sancho – Pep Guardiola has ruled out the possibility of Sancho rejoining Manchester City – with rivals United leading the race to sign him; Sancho’s future at Borussia Dortmund remains uncertain after head coach Lucien Favre admitted the forward was among players that could leave this summer (Sky Sports, June 16); The Borussia Dortmund star is willing to make a return to Manchester City after Manchester United struggle to stump up his £115m transfer fee (The Sun, June 15).

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