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Transfer of Premier League midfielder to Manchester City halted after double-digit million bid accepted

Transfer of Premier League midfielder to Manchester City halted after double-digit million bid accepted

The possibility of a midfielder’s arrival was ruled out on Tuesday as Manchester City simultaneously completed an expensive exit of a talented first-team striker.

The Premier League champions are repeatedly linked with numerous midfield talents from the English top league and across Europe, but in the third week of the summer market there have been little to no concrete developments.



Talks about departures are becoming more frequent at the moment, as Manchester City’s management urgently seeks clarity about the future of several first-team megastars while simultaneously seeking to finalise contracts with departing academy graduates in complex agreements.

As always, here is your daily and comprehensive summary of everything being discussed in the world of Manchester City transfer rumours and gossip from day 26 of the summer market!

Arrivals

Manchester City are currently not planning a move to Crystal Palace. Eberechi Eze. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Neither Joao Gomes Neither Wolves nor Manchester City are in a rush to pursue a transfer, despite Manchester City and other potential Premier League suitors being interested. Wolves will not consider any offers unless they are “simply too good to refuse”. City and others would have to offer a “massive return” on their £15 million investment. (Graeme Bailey, HITC)

Manchester City is “particularly interested” in Daniela OlmoThe midfielder has a €60 million release clause in his current contract, but it expires this month. Leipzig are willing to talk about Olmo after the clause expires, but will not let the 26-year-old fall below his market value. (Sky Germany)

Departures

Manchester City expects both Kevin De Bruyne And Ederson to stay this summer, despite recent reports of agreements on personal terms with Saudi Arabian clubs. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

The situation with Joao Cancelo is the same as it has been for the past 18 months: Manchester City do not have him in their plans for next season and want him to leave. City would prefer a permanent transfer but know there are very few suitors. (Sam Lee, The Athletic)

Ipswich Town have agreed a deal with Manchester City to sign a Liam Delapwith an initial £15 million payment and a further £5 million in potential add-ons. The 21-year-old is expected to undergo a medical on Wednesday, with personal circumstances not expected to be an issue. City have also reached a similar agreement with Southampton and it is now up to Delap to decide. (David Ornstein, The Athletic)

Manchester City accepted offers from Ipswich Town and Southampton for Liam Delap Valued at up to £20 million, both include a 20% resale and buyback clause. (Simon Bajkowski, Manchester Evening News)

AS Roma considers Manchester City’s Issa KaboréThe player’s asking price of 8 to 10 million euros is “within reach” for the Italian club. (Forza Roma)

Al-Nassr wants to sign a new goalkeeper within a week. Manchester City is now ready to pay 40 million euros for Ederson But even that is too much for the Saudi Pro League club and they do not want to pay more than 30 million euros. (Rudy Galetti, TEAMtalk)

Contract extensions

Confirmed deals


Taylor Harwood-Bellis to Southampton (£20 million purchase commitment)

Lewis Fiorini to Stockport County (£300,000, potentially up to £1 million)


Stefan Ortega has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City until the end of the 2025/26 season.

Scott Carson has signed a one-year contract extension with Manchester City until the end of the 2024/2025 season.

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