Recap of Man City transfer news, rumors and gossip in the 2022 summer window.
Man City to sign Haaland
Manchester City have confirmed a signing agreement Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland for £51.1 million.
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.
Haaland will join City on July 1, subject to the club finalizing terms with the player.
What do we expect from Man City this summer?
Manchester City are eyeing two more summer signings to go along with Erling Haaland and are on the hunt for a left-back and another midfielder to replace Fernandinho (The telegraph of the dayMay 31st).
Who have Man City been linked with?
Kalvin Phillips – Manchester City will test Leeds United’s resolve against midfielder Phillips when they return from Nations League matches in England. (The telegraph of the day, June 9); Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to compete with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola this summer in the battle to land Phillips from Leeds (DailyMirror, June 6); Leeds remain hopeful that Phillips will sign a new deal with them, despite interest from Manchester City (The sun, June 2); City are aiming to find a new central midfielder, with Leeds’ Phillips top of a list of replacements for outgoing captain Fernandinho (Daily mail, May 24).
Reece James – Manchester City and Real Madrid are on red alert with Chelsea yet to approach James for a new contract despite him becoming a key member of their first team (Daily MailJune 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 teenage Leicester centre-back Ben Nelson and have also been watching Everton youngster Jarrad Branthwaite as they attempt to increase British talent in their squad (Daily MailMay 31st).
Marc Cucurella – Manchester City could offer teenage star James McAtee a loan move to Brighton as they try to overtake Chelsea in the race to sign Seagulls wide man Cucurella (The sun, June 10); Manchester City have targeted Brighton’s Marc Cucurella to fill their problematic left-back role and will complete a £30m transfer this summer (Daily MailMay 18).
Enzo Fernandez – Manchester United will battle with rivals Manchester City for the signing of River Plate prospect Enzo Fernandez this summer, according to reports in his native Argentina (DailyMirrorMay 18).
Paul Pogba – Paul Pogba agreed personal terms with Manchester City but refused to join the Etihad because he was concerned about the backlash from Manchester United fans (The temperatureMay 20).
mason mount – Liverpool and Manchester City have reportedly made ‘quiet’ offers for Chelsea Mount midfielder amid interest from Manchester United (Daily ExpressJune 1).
Latest players linked with Man City exit
Bernard Silva- The midfielder has refused to commit his future to Manchester City amid interest from Barcelona (The sunJune 11).
Rahim Sterling – Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all interested in Manchester City and England striker Sterling (The temperature, June 10); Chelsea want Manchester City striker Sterling in what could be a whopping £60million summer transfer window deal (The sun, June 10); Chelsea are considering a bid for Manchester City striker Sterling (The telegraph of the day, June 9); Sterling is considering letting his contract run out and leaving Manchester City on a free transfer next summer rather than joining Tottenham or Arsenal for a fee (Sunday Mirror, June 5); Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are all in the market for Manchester City striker Sterling, whose contract expires in the summer of 2023 (The sun, June 1); Real Madrid have stepped up their interest in Sterling, who will discuss his future at the club with Manchester City bosses after the Nations League fixtures in England in June (The temperatureJune 1).
Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City have offered striker Jesus to Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham to deal a blow to Mikel Arteta’s summer transfer plans. (The temperature, June 9); 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); Jesus’ agent Marcelo Pettinati has claimed talks will progress over the Manchester City striker’s future after the international break in June amid rumors linking him with a move to Arsenal (DailyMirrorMay 27).
Nathan Ake – Newcastle have been ordered to shell out £50million if they want to sign Ake from Manchester City (The sunJune 6).
Julian Alvarez – Manchester City have turned down offers from a number of clubs, including Barcelona, to loan forward Alvarez who will arrive in England this summer after completing his spell at River Plate (The sun, May 26); River Plate will receive an additional £1.3m from City so January signing Alvarez can join his new teammates in early July (DailyMirrorMay 26).
Ilkay Gundogan – Ilkay Gundogan could end up at Arsenal after learning he could leave Manchester City this summer – and he could relaunch his Premier League career playing in a completely different position (Sunday of the Daily Stars, May 22); Pep Guardiola wants Gundogan to stay at City next season (The sunMay 21).
Fernandinho – Manchester City captain Fernandinho has shocked manager Pep Guardiola by revealing he does not plan to sign a new contract to keep him at the club beyond this season (sky sportsApril 12).
Jason McAtee – Manchester City could offer teenage star McAtee a loan move to Brighton as they try to overtake Chelsea in the race to sign Seagulls wide man Marc Cucurella (The sunJune 10);
Taylor Harwood Bellis – Vincent Kompany will prioritize a move for Manchester City defender Harwood-Bellis if, as expected, he is confirmed as Burnley’s new head coach. Celtic are also interested in the England U21 player (sunday sunMay 29).
Liam Delap – Manchester City Starlet Liam Delap could end up joining Southampton on loan next season (The sunMay 13)
Gavin Bazunu – Manchester City are ready to sell goalkeeper Bazunu to Southampton after the 20-year-old turned down an improved deal worth £45,000 a week from the defending champions (Daily Express, June 10); Everton are set to provide Jordan Pickford with additional competition as they attempt to sign Manchester City goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, who has impressed on loan at Portsmouth this season (The IndependentMay 13)
Koh Itakura – Hoffenheim are set to make a bid for Manchester City defender Ko Itakura, who is also a target for Celtic (Daily recordingJune 11).
Man City contract news
Rahim Sterling – The striker will consider his future at Manchester City after the Nations League fixtures in England in June, when his contract with the Premier League champions enters its final year (The sun, May 24); Sterling will wait until June before making any decision on his future at Manchester City (Daily Mail, May 13); Arsenal are ready to explore a move to Should Sterling become available this summer when his contract with Manchester City enters its final year (The telegraphMay 10).
Confirmed Man City signings
Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund, £51.1m
Man City confirmed departures
Fernandinho – Released
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