What will Man City do this summer?
Sam Lee, Goal.com’s Man City reporter, has revealed a series of possible transfer moves from the Sky Blues this summer.
What seems evident is that Pep Guardiola has no intention of resting on his laurels.
Man City could end up winning a domestic treble this season, yet Guardiola seems set to overhaul his squad.
Not only are Man City targeting a list of signings, Guardiola also hopes to shift a bunch of players too.
Bruno Fernandes & Rodri
Sporting CP’s Bruno Fernandes, rumoured to have a 50 million euro price-tag, is near the top of Man City’s shopping list.
Sam Lee reports that the Sky Blues are in “advanced talks” to sign Fernandes.
Jorge Mendes is involved in brokering the deal between City and Sporting. Moreover, readers are told:
Fernandes, 24, has scored 31 goals and made 17 assists in the Primeira Liga this season and is said to be keen to join City, having been made aware of the personal terms on offer at the Etihad Stadium.
Another target for City is Atletico Madrid enforcer Rodri.
Rodri is being viewed as a possible replacement for Fernandinho.
Better late than never, yeah? https://t.co/CZvy5eDRwb
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) May 6, 2019
Benfica’s Joao Felix
Another name linked with Man City is Benfica’s Joao Felix.
However whether City will get that deal done is up in the air.
Man City fans are told that their club won’t pay over the odds for the starlet:
Talks have been held regarding a move for Felix, although City do not want to pay his buy-out clause of €120m (£102m/$134m).
Semplicemente, João Félix 👏👏
— La UEFA (@UEFAcom_it) April 30, 2019
Man City sales
Returning to Bruno Fernandes, Sam Lee suggests that City may be able to close that transfer by including one or two players in the deal.
The suggestion is floated that any of Marlos Moreno, Eliaquim Mangala, Douglas Luiz and Aleix Garcia could be part of the deal with Sporting.
Also, returning to Rodri, the belief is that if he joins from Atletico, Ilkay Gundogan will be allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium.
Four more players are also reportedly at risk of being sold by Man City.
They include Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph and Danilo. Perhaps the most startling claim, though, is that Gabriel Jesus may be sold too:
Gabriel Jesus’ position could also be under threat, but only if City can identify the right forward, for the right price, and receive an acceptable offer for the Brazilian.