Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Etihad; summer transfer window open until 11pm on September 1
Saturday 2 July 2022 09:12, UK
Wrapping up the Man City transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Manchester City have announced the signing of goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno on a three-year deal.
The 29-year-old moves to the Etihad Stadium on a free transfer after his contract at Arminia Bielefeld expired.
Manchester City are expecting to field an opening offer from Chelsea for Raheem Sterling after Thomas Tuchel engaged the England international over how he'd fit in at Stamford Bridge.
The forward heads a shortlist of the manager's attacking targets and enters the final year of his contract with the Premier League champions, who are grateful for his service and will not obstruct his desire for greater minutes and status elsewhere.
Pep Guardiola has repeatedly stated "I don't like to keep players that are unhappy" and is open to allowing Sterling's exit this summer, even to a rival, on condition that an acceptable bid in the region of £50m is tabled.
Manchester City have agreed a deal with Leeds for England midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
The fee agreed is between £45m and £50m.
Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Manchester City to sign Gabriel Jesus.
There is still work to do to finalise the deal, including medical and personal terms but the fee is understood to be £45m.
Raheem Sterling is managing talks over his future, but no decision has been made yet, with Chelsea expected to act on their interest once Romelu Lukaku's loan to Inter Milan has been completed.
The England international has entered the final year of his Manchester City contract and, at 27, is carefully considering what he believes is the defining stage of his career.
Chelsea have yet to open any formal dialogue with Sterling, who is one of their primary targets.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva's immediate future is with Manchester City despite interest from Barcelona.
Arsenal are "cautiously optimistic" of getting a deal for Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus over the line.
The north London club put in nearly six months of work with the forward's representative Marcello Pettinati to ensure they were in pole position to recruit him from the Premier League champions this summer.
Jesus indicated his desire to move to the Emirates at the start of June and the only hindrance so far has been the distance between the valuations of both clubs.
City are interested in Brighton left wing-back Marc Cucurella.
The 23-year-old enjoyed a hugely successful first season with the south coast club after joining from Getafe in a deal worth around £15m last summer.
The Premier League champions are looking to strengthen in other areas after the arrival of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
Brighton do not want to let the Spaniard depart and it would take a huge offer for them to sell Cucurella, who has four years remaining on his contract.
City have announced the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth £51m.
City have paid the 21-year-old's release clause and expect to pay £85.5m in total when agent fees, signing bonus and other costs are taken into account.
The Norway international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions.
Manchester City could raise more than £200m through sales this year as the Premier League champions shake up their squad in the pursuit of more silverware (Daily Telegraph, June 15).
Manchester City are targeting two more summer signings to go with Erling Haaland and are in the market for a left-back and another midfielder to replace Fernandinho (Daily Telegraph, May 31).
Kalvin Phillips - Leeds are planning for Kalvin Phillips' likely switch to Manchester City by moving for RB Leipzig's Tyler Adams (Daily Mirror, June 21); Manchester City will push to sign a midfielder, with Kalvin Phillips the preferred target, after wrapping up a deal for Erling Haaland (The Times, June 14); Manchester City will test Leeds United's resolve over midfielder Phillips when he returns from England's Nations League matches. (Daily Telegraph, June 9).
Kieran Tierney - Arsenal left-back Tierney has emerged as a shock transfer target for Manchester City, according to reports (The Sun, June 19).
Marc Cucurella - Manchester City are to make their opening offer for Brighton wing-back Marc Cucurella (Mail on Sunday, June 19); Manchester City face a challenge to sign top left back target Marc Cucurella as Brighton & Hove Albion aim to resist interest from the Premier League champions (The Times, June 18); Manchester City are stepping up their interest in Brighton's Marc Cucurella but will face a battle to move him from the south coast (The Sun, June 17); Brighton are targeting Porto left-back Zaidu in a move which could pave the way for Marc Cucurella to join Manchester City (Daily Star, June 14).
Rayan Ait-Nouri - Wolves want £45m for French left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri - with Manchester City and Chelsea in the battle. (Sun on Sunday, June 19)
Gavi - Pep Guardiola is keeping a close eye on the Barcelona contract wrangle surrounding teenage wonderkid Gavi (Sunday Mirror, June 12).
Reece James - Manchester City and Real Madrid are on red alert with Chelsea yet to approach James over a new contract despite becoming a key member of their first-team squad (Daily Mail, June 10).
Bukayo Saka - Manchester City have stepped up their interest in Arsenal and England star Saka (Daily Mail, June 7).
Ben Nelson and Jarrad Branthwaite - Manchester City are keeping tabs on Leicester teenage centre-back Ben Nelson and have also looked at Everton youngster Jarrad Branthwaite as they bid to increase British talent in their squad (Daily Mail, May 31).
Isaak Toure - Manchester City are looking to snatch Le Havre's France youth international defender Isaak Toure from under the noses of Lyon and Marseille and then send him out on loan to Troyes, part of the City Football Group (Daily Mail, June 14).
Mason Mount - Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made "discreet" offers to Chelsea midfielder Mount amid interest from Manchester United (Daily Express, June 1).
Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City are looking to extend Riyad Mahrez's contract after his finest season at the club to date (Daily Mail, July 2).
Raheem Sterling - Chelsea and Manchester City are nearing agreement for Raheem Sterling to move to Stamford Bridge for £45m, with growing confidence a deal can be finalised in the coming days (Daily Mail, July 2); Sterling will only consider leaving Manchester City if he is able to play regular first-team football at a club that are competing for the Champions League and the biggest domestic trophies (The Times, June 22); Sterling hopes to resolve his future within the next two weeks with Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid interested (Daily Telegraph, June 21); Chelsea want to sign Manchester City winger Sterling this summer (Sky Sports, June 19).
Nathan Ake - Manchester City will tell rivals Chelsea to forget about re-signing centre-back Nathan Ake on the cheap this summer (The Sun, July 1). Newcastle have been told to splash out £50m if they want to sign Ake from Manchester City (The Sun, June 6).
Zack Steffen - The City goalkeeper is leaving to join Middlesbrough on a season-long loan (The Sun, June 30); USA No 1 Steffen is being squeezed out at City - just five months before facing England at the World Cup (The Sun, June 23).
Romeo Lavia - Southampton have made contact with Manchester City and are in talks about a £12m deal for Romeo Lavia. The 18-year-old holding midfielder is highly rated by City but they understand any potential move to Southampton would be good for his career, while a buy-back option is key to any deal being done. The Belgium youth international has been watched by a number of Premier League clubs (Sky Sports News, June 29).
Gabriel Jesus - Arsenal reach agreement for Jesus; Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea are in a three-way battle for Brazilian stars Richarlison, Raphinha and Jesus (The Sun, June 23); Arsenal have reportedly offered Manchester City forward Jesus a contract worth around £264,000-a-week to move to the Emirates (Daily Mirror, June 22); The agents of Arsenal target Jesus are travelling to England in a bid to wrap up his transfer from Manchester City (Daily Mail, June 20).
Liam Delap - Brighton are interested in Manchester City forward Delap as they consider striker options after agreeing a £6m deal with Danish club Nordsjaelland for Ivory Coast winger Simon Adingra (Daily Mail, June 23).
Erling Haaland - Real Madrid are already plotting to sign Haaland from Manchester City (Daily Star, June 20).
Bernardo Silva - Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has offered himself to Barcelona, according to reports (Daily Star, June 27); Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva's immediate future is with Manchester City despite interest from Barcelona (June 20); Manchester City are ready to price Bernardo Silva out of a move to Barcelona (Sunday Mirror, June 12); The midfielder has refused to commit his future to Manchester City amid interest from Barcelona (The Sun, June 11).
Romeo Lavia - Manchester City will attempt to keep hold of prized academy asset Romeo Lavia, with Southampton and Leeds both reportedly interested in signing the Belgian midfielder (Daily Mail, June 17).
Oleksandr Zinchenko - Arsenal have been offered hope in their pursuit of Manchester City's Zinchenko, with Pep Guardiola's side unlikely to block a potential move for the Ukraine star (Daily Express, June 7).
Julian Alvarez - Manchester City have turned down offers from a number of clubs, including Barcelona, to loan striker Alvarez who will arrive in England this summer after finishing off his time at River Plate (The Sun, May 26); River Plate will receive an additional £1.3m from City so that January signing Alvarez can link up with his new team-mates in early July (Daily Mirror, May 26).
Ilkay Gundogan - Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan has been linked with a move to Jose Mourinho's Roma this summer transfer window, after the German midfielder was spotted in the Italian capital (Daily Express, June 14).
Fernandinho - Manchester City captain Fernandinho shocked his manager Pep Guardiola by revealing he is not planning to sign a new deal to keep him at the club beyond this season (Sky Sports, April 12).
Jason McAtee - Manchester City could offer teenage star McAtee to Brighton on loan as they try to leapfrog Chelsea in the race to sign Seagulls wideman Marc Cucurella (The Sun, June 10);
Taylor Harwood-Bellis - Vincent Kompany will prioritise a move for Manchester City defender Harwood-Bellis if, as expected, he is confirmed as the new head coach of Burnley. Celtic are also interested in the England U21 player (The Sun on Sunday, May 29).
Ko Itakura - Hoffenheim are set to make an offer for Manchester City defender Ko Itakura, who is also a target for Celtic (Daily Record, June 11).
Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund, £51.1m
Stefan Ortega Moreno - unattached, free
Gavin Bazunu - Southampton, undisclosed
James Trafford - Bolton, loan
Who will be on the move this summer when the transfer window opens on June 10 and closes at 11pm on September 1?
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