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Man City transfer news and rumours: January transfer window 2022

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Etihad; January transfer window runs from January 1 to 31.

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling (PA)
Image: Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling could be allowed to leave the club

Wrapping up the Man City transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 January window.

Who have Man City been linked with?

Chelsea and Manchester City have each been dealt a blow to their transfer plans after Real Madrid stepped up their efforts to land AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni and teenage sensation Endrick (Daily Mirror, January 28); Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City will try to sign Endrick when he turns 16 in July (Sky Sports News, January 25); Barcelona have ramped up their pursuit of Brazilian wonderkid Endrick amid interest from Liverpool and Manchester City (Daily Mirror, January 17).

Manchester City are on the verge of signing Hungarian wonderkid Zalan Vancsa, a 17-year-old winger who plays for MTK Budapest (Telegraph, January 27).

Manchester City are closing in on the signing of River Plate striker Julian Alvarez (Daily Mail, January 25); Manchester City are in talks to sign River Plate striker Alvarez (Sky Sports, January 21).

Manchester City have Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr on their radar after suffering a setback in their pursuit of Erling Haaland (El Nacional, January 15).

Manchester City are targeting young Brazil left-back Abner Vinicius who plays for Athletico Paranaense (Daily Telegraph, January 13).

Manchester City are ready to try and tempt Flamengo sensation Matheus Franca to come to the Premier League but the teenage midfielder has an £83m release clause (Daily Star, January 13).

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Erling Haaland will meet with Borussia Dortmund to decide his future in the next fortnight, with Manchester City retaining pole position if the striker decides to move to the Premier League this summer (Sky Sports, January 12); Haaland has reportedly been told by his club that he must decide his future by the end of January as speculation continues (Daily Mail, January 5); Real Madrid are serious contenders to beat City and Manchester United in the race for superstar Haaland (The Sun, December 21).

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Barcelona youngster Gavi, according to reports in Spain, and could make use of a £42m release clause in his contract (Daily Mail, January 8).

City are open to swapping Aymeric Laporte for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mail, January 5).

Fiorentina would prefer to sell Dusan Vlahovic to the Premier League over striking a deal with Juventus in a major boost for Arsenal, Tottenham and City, it has emerged (Daily Express, December 6).

The latest players linked with a Man City exit

Manchester City will reluctantly listen to offers for Raheem Sterling this summer - if they fail to agree a new deal with him by then (Daily Star Sunday, January 30); Raheem Sterling is set to complete a U-turn and sign a new contract with Manchester City despite interest from Barcelona (Daily Mail, January 8).

Oleksandr Zinchenko wants to fight for his place at Manchester City despite interest from La Liga club Real Betis (The Sun, January 20); Zinchenko is on Newcastle's list of January targets as Eddie Howe attempts to keep them in the Premier League (Daily Mail, November 26).

Cardiff City hope to make Manchester City youngster Tommy Doyle their next January loan signing after bringing in Cody Drameh from Leeds earlier this week (Daily Mail, January 14).

AC Milan have identified Manchester City defender Nathan Ake as a replacement for centre-back Simon Kjaer, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury (The Sun, January 11).

Barcelona are hoping to sign City defender Laporte next summer, after completing the transfer of fellow Spain international Ferran Torres from the Premier League champions earlier this week (Sun, December 31).

Confirmed Man City signings

No signings

Confirmed Man City departures

Ferran Torres - Barcelona, £46.3m

Tommy Doyle - Cardiff, loan

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Ferran Torres has been introduced to the Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp after joining from Manchester City. Credit: @FCBarcelona

Man City contract news

Manchester City are reportedly set to resume talks with Raheem Sterling over a new contract (Daily Mail, January 28); Raheem Sterling is set to complete a U-turn and sign a new contract with Manchester City despite interest from Barcelona (Daily Mail, January 8).

Pep Guardiola will reportedly be offered the chance to become Netherlands manager when he decides to leave Manchester City, to follow in the footsteps of his mentor Johan Cruyff (Daily Mail, January 24).

City are ready to rocket Bernardo Silva alongside the highest earners in their history to keep him at the Etihad and double his wages to around £300,000-a-week (Sun on Sunday, December 18).

City are set to hand full-back Joao Cancelo a bumper new contract extension (Daily Star Sunday, December 18).

City have stepped up their efforts to extend Riyad Mahrez's contract (The Sun, November 30).

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Who will be on the move in January?

The January transfer window opens on Saturday January 1, 2022 and closes at 11pm on Monday January 31.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

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