Kyle Walker considers a transfer reversal as a Manchester City deal is now ‘imminent’
Monday brought with it a new round of excitement and transfer speculation, as a new week brings with it even more at stake in the world of Manchester City transfer speculations.
It wouldn’t be a transfer round-up without discussing Ilkay Gundogan’s future, who spoke to the media while on international duty this week and revealed conversations with a Bundesliga club about a possible return.
A dramatic reversal in events concerning Kyle Walker’s future appeared, with an extended stay at Manchester City becoming as a possibility following yet another superb season working under Pep Guardiola for the Englishman.
Mateo Kovacic’s move to Manchester City appears to be on the cards. Final specifics are being worked out, with valuations differing by a few million dollars. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
Chelsea and Manchester City are nearing completion on a deal for Mateo Kovaci. City’s first proposal was worth €25 million, while Chelsea wants at least €30 million. Personal terms have been completely agreed upon. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
Pep Guardiola on the possibility of Manchester City signing Kylian Mbappe: “No, you know where he wants to go…” (El Chiringuito)
First talks between Bayern Munich and Manchester City focused on a possible €20-€30 million transfer fee for Kyle Walker. Bayern Munich wants to finalize a deal for Walker soon and is currently working on a whole verbal agreement with City. (Francis Plettenberg)
“I’m aware of Barcelona’s interest in signing (Ilkay) Gündo, but we’re also very interested in keeping him at the club!” says Pep Guardiola. I’m hoping he remains with us… If Barça is successful in signing him, they will receive a tremendous player.” (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
Manchester City has no intention of selling Kyle Walker. (Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett)
“No decision has been made yet, I’m still deciding my future,” Ilkay Gundogan says. There was contact with Borussia Dortmund, but nothing came of it because a return to the Bundesliga is not in my plans.” (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
Pep Guardiola: “We’ve not received any bid from Barça for João Cancelo — no proposals from them… I think they didn’t inform Xavi in the correct way on that story (about signing the defender in January).” (Fabrizio Romano)
Bernardo Silva has been offered a lucrative contract to play in the Saudi Pro League. It is expected that he would reject the opportunity to move to Saudi Arabia, however he is weighing all possibilities, including offers from PSG and Barcelona. (The Athletic’s David Ornstein)
Riyad Mahrez, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, and Joao Cancelo are all interested in moving from Manchester City to the Saudi Pro League. (CBS Sports’ James Benge)
Yan Couto of Manchester City is a target for Bologna. There will be discussions soon, but other clubs are also in the running. City Football Group is seeking the finest option. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
Manchester City and Kyle Walker are in contract negotiations. Despite Bayern Munich’s interest, sources believe this is still a possibility. (Fabrizio Romano) Formalized paraphrase
Manchester City has ‘pushed a lot’ in the final few hours to conclude Ilkay Gundogan’s contract renewal, offering him a two-year extension. The midfielder has set a deadline of this week for himself to make a choice on his future. AS (Javi Miguel)
Kyle Walker wants to stay at Manchester City and has begun contract negotiations. Bayern Munich have been in talks over a £15 million move for the 33-year-old, but he would want to extend his contract with City. (Daily Mail, Simon Jones)
Kyle Walker wants to continue at Manchester City and, if feasible, sign a contract extension. (Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett)
Enzo Maresca to Leicester City