Manchester City transfer news and rumours

Transfer news, rumours and gossip from the Etihad Stadium

David Alaba has been attracting a lot of attention from Premier League clubs
Image: Could David Alaba be on his way to Manchester?

Benfica have confirmed defender Ruben Dias has completed a move to Manchester City - with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the other direction.

Manchester City have signed Benfica defender Ruben Dias for £65m, with Nicolas Otamendi moving in the opposite direction.

Manchester City target Kalidou Koulibaly will stay at Napoli this summer, according to the Serie A club's sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli.

The latest players linked with a move to Manchester City...

David Alaba and Nicolas Tagliafico - Manchester City are considering a move for Bayern Munich's Alaba or Ajax's Tagliafico, but any prospects of strengthening in the left-back position are likely to hinge on the club offloading Oleksandr Zinchenko (Daily Telegraph, September 30)

Alaba - City are set to rival neighbours United for the Bayern Munich defender after talks over a new contract stalled (The Sun, September 27); 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).

Jules Kounde - Sevilla are bracing themselves for a second bid from Manchester City for the defender and could find an offer in the region of £60m-£64m hard to resist (ESPN, September 26); Manchester City are in talks with Sevilla to sign Kounde as they ramp up their search for a centre-back (Sky Sports, September 25); The Sevilla defender has emerged as City's latest defensive target, with Pep Guardiola impressed by the French U21 international (Sky Sports News, September 21); City have discussed Sevilla defender Kounde as a potential alternative to Kalidou Koulibaly (Daily Mail, September 18).

Kalidou Koulibaly - PSG have leapfrogged City in the race for Koulibaly, with the French club negotiating a £75m move (The Telegraph, September 22); Koulibaly is City's top target but negotiations are proving difficult, with relations between City and Napoli frosty after a breakdown of a deal for Jorginho in 2018 (Sky Sports News, September 21); Napoli have set a strict deadline for clubs who are interested in signing Koulibaly, which means Manchester United and Manchester City will have to act fast to land the defender (Daily Star, September 15).

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Diego Carlos - Kounde's Sevilla team-mate Carlos is also on City's radar (Sky Sports News, September 21); City have 'moved seriously' to capture Carlos from Sevilla (El Desmarque, August 3); Liverpool will face competition from Manchester City as they look to sign Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos. (Mirror, August 1).

Jose Gimenez - City have also looked at Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez, although his £80m value might price them out of a move (Sky Sports News, September 21)

Dayot Upamecano - City are looking to get one over their cross-city rivals Manchester United as they have reportedly opened talks with the RB Leipzig defender (Express, September 13).

Jeremy Doku - Manchester City have shown interest in the Belgium forward and could use Vincent Kompany to land the Anderlecht teenager (Daily Telegraph, September 11)

Houssem Aouar - City are set to battle Arsenal for the Lyon midfielder's signature (Daily Mirror, September 10)

Courtney Clarke - Manchester City and West Ham have sent scouts to Whyteleafe FC in Croydon to watch non-league teenager Clarke (Daily Telegraph, September 7).

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the Liga match between Deportivo Alaves and FC Barcelona at Estadio de Mendizorroza on July 19, 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Lionel Messi - The Argentine forward says he will remain at Barcelona next season after performing a shock U-turn on his future (September 5).

Adama Traore - Wolves may sell the winger after Nuno Espirito Santo was told he needed to raise transfer funds which leaves Liverpool and Manchester City to battle it out. (Sunday Mirror, August 23).


Lautaro Martinez - Manchester City will step up their efforts to sign a striker with the Inter Milan star their number one target (The Sun, August 22).

Lukas Nmecha - The Manchester City forward is set to move to Anderlecht on loan (The Times, August 21).

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

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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Ismael Bennacer - 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).

Confirmed Man City signings

Nathan Ake - City have completed the signing of the Bournemouth defender for £41m on a five-year deal (August 5).

Ferran Torres - City have completed the signing of the Valencia winger (August 4).

Scott Carson - Manchester City have re-signed goalkeeper Scott Carson on a season-long loan deal from Derby (August 20).

Ruben Dias - Manchester City have signed the Benfica defender for £65m, the club has confirmed (September 29).

The latest on those linked with a Manchester City exit...

Eric Garcia made 13 appearances for Manchester City in the 2019-20 Premier League season

Eric Garcia - City have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sell Garcia for 18m euros (El Chiringuito, September 21); Barcelona have made a bid of £7.2m to sign Manchester City defender Garcia, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mail, September 9); Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman aims to bring Eric Garcia back to the Nou Camp this summer (The Sun, August 21); Barcelona are unlikely to pay more than £13.4m) for City's wantaway Spanish defender (ESPN, August 11). Barcelona will test the water with a £14m bid for the City starlet (Sun, August 8); Guardiola says Garcia has told City he does not want to sign a new contract and believes the young defender wants to leave the club (August 6)

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens - Borussia Dortmund will complete the signing of Manchester City wonderkid Bynoe-Gittens by the start of next week (Daily Mail, September 18)

John Stones - The defender is prepared to fight for his Manchester City future - even if it means putting his Euros dream on the line (The Sun On Sunday, August 23).

Nicolas Otamendi - City are ready to slash the asking price for after the £41m signing of defender Nathan Ake (Sun, August 10).

John Stones - Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is hoping to snap up Manchester City defender Stones in a bargain £20m deal (Daily Mirror, August 9); Stones could be set for a reunion with former boss David Moyes at West Ham as City begin a clear-out (The Sun, July 31).

Pep Guardiola - The Manchester City manager won't be leaving the Etihad any time soon, despite the club's disappointing exit from the Champions League, according to his agent (Daily Express, August 18); The Spaniard says talks over his City future can wait. (The Sun, July 15); City will offer Guardiola a lucrative new long-term deal after the club's Champions League ban was overturned (Mirror, July 14).

Pep Guardiola cuts a frustrated figure on the sidelines as his City side are beaten

Sergio Aguero - City have not ruled out handing Aguero a new contract to keep the Argentine striker at the Etihad until 2022. (Sunday Mirror, July 12); Inter Milan could attempt to lure Aguero away from City by using defender Milan Skriniar as part of the deal (Calciomercato, June 29)

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens - Borussia Dortmund are reportedly leading the race to sign the 15-year-old City prospect (Sun, August 4)

Confirmed departures from Manchester City

Leroy Sane - The Germany forward has completed his £54.8m transfer to Bayern Munich (July 3).

Jack Harrison - The 23-year-old has returned to Leeds on a season-long loan (August 10).

David Silva - The City legend has joined Real Sociedad (August 30)

Angelino - The wing-back as re-joined RB Leipzig on a season-long (September 8).

Nicholas Otamendi - Benfica agreed a separate fee of 15m euros (£13.6m) to sign the City defender (September 29).

The latest Manchester City contract talk...

Phil Foden - City are set to offer the 20-year-old a new contract and increase his wages from £30,000-a-week to more than £150,000-a-week (90min, September 27)

Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City's bid to secure Kevin De Bruyne to a new £350,000-a-week contract has been put on hold following the arrest of the midfielder's agent in Belgium (Sunday Mirror, August 30).

Fernandinho - The 35-year-old midfielder would like to finish his career in his homeland (Manchester Evening News, June 19).

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