Manchester City transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Manchester City transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the summer.
Lewandowski future decided
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has scuppered any hope which Manchester City may have held of signing Robert Lewandowski this summer.
“Firstly, in my opinion, Lewandowski is the best striker in the world. We are so happy that we have him in our team,” said Hainer.
“He still has two more years on his contract. He will definitely play those with Bayern Munch. I said it already a few weeks ago – I could imagine him staying with us for even longer.
“He will honour his contract. He will definitely play the next two seasons here in Bayern Munich.”
Manchester City lost Sergio Aguero at the end of his contract this month, and the future of Gabriel Jesus is not assured. Harry Kane appears the main striker target, but an alternative has just been been ruled out.
Manchester City are interested but there’s NO fee agreed. Only bid was one month ago: £100m, turned down. #Kane
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 23, 2021
Manchester City are said to be preparing a bid of around £75 million for Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.
The England international has long been a key target of Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard is of course aiming to cement his team’s position at the summit of English football, all the while chasing a Champions League trophy, going one step further than the Sky Blues managed last season.
It is unlikely that City will see their opening offer accepted, though, amid suggestions that it would take more than £100 million to complete the deal.
📰🗣 #MCFC are ready to make an opening bid of around £75m for Jack Grealish
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 28, 2021
Abraham backed for City move
Former Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair has suggested that the club’s striker problem could be solved by signing Tammy Abraham.
Speaking with TalkSport, via HITC, Sinclair suggested that Abraham could be a much cheaper option than Kane, should his former club be unable to land the Spurs star.
“I would, yeah. I would have him at Manchester City,” he said.
“With Pep’s coaching ability, with the teammates around him, I think he is a top player, I really do.”
“I think the season he had at Villa, then he went back in at Chelsea and did really well. I think he is a handful. I think he has everything. He has pace, he looks to stretch the lines, he is a finisher.”
Arsenal have also been linked with Abraham, with a fee of around £40 million touted as Chelsea’s asking price.
— Arsenal FC News (@ArsenalFC_fl) July 28, 2021
This article was edited by Ben Browning.