Transfer news, rumors’ and gossip; summer transfer window runs from June 9 to August 31
All the latest Manchester City transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
Who have Man City been linked with?
Robert Lewandowski – Premier League champions Man City are monitoring the striker’s status at Bayern Munich amid concerns Harry Kane may prove too difficult to lure away from Tottenham
Antoine Griezmann – Manchester City have ruled out a swoop for Griezmann as they focus their attention on England pair Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.
Jack Grealish – Manchester City want to sign Grealish after Euro 2020, but Aston Villa remain determined to keep him and have opened talks about a new contract.
Harry Kane – Manchester City have made a £100m bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
However, Pep Guardiola told Catalan network TV3 in July: “At the prices [quoted] we are not going to buy any strikers. It is impossible, we cannot afford it. All clubs are struggling financially, we are not an exception. We have Gabriel (Jesus) and Ferran (Torres) who have been incredible in this position.
“We have young players in the academy and we play many times with a false nine. There is more of a chance we aren’t going to buy a striker for next season.
“We’ll do whatever we can do in the transfer window and if we can’t, we’ll still have the squad that has won the league three times in four years and reached the Champions League final.”
The latest players linked with a Man City exit
Gabriel Jesus – The striker is Juventus’ top target – even though Cristiano Ronaldo is tipped to stay another year.
Confirmed Man City signings
Confirmed Man City departures
Sergio Aguero – Barcelona, free
Eric Garcia – Barcelona, free
Jack Harrison – Leeds, undisclosed
Daniel Grimshaw – Blackpool, free
Taylor Harwood-Bellis – Anderlecht, loan
James Trafford – Accrington, loan
Gavin Bazunu – Portsmouth, loan
Lewis Fiorini – Lincoln, loan
Alexander Robertson – Ross County, loan