All the latest Manchester City transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2021 summer window.
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Jack Grealish – Grealish will undergo a Manchester City medical on Thursday ahead of his proposed £100m transfer from Aston Villa (Sky Sports News, August 4); Grealish is edging closer to joining Manchester City from Aston Villa with the British record £100m deal on track to be completed by the weekend (Daily Mail, August 4).
Manchester City are ‘expecting Jack Grealish to hand in a transfer request’ in the £100m showdown talks (Daily Mirror, August 2); Aston Villa are expected to accept Manchester City’s £100m bid for Grealish (Sky Sports News, July 31); City have tabled a £100m bid for Aston Villa captain Grealish (Sky Sports, July 30); City have opened talks with Aston Villa over the potential signing of Grealish (Sky Sports, July 29); City are ready to make Grealish the most expensive signing in Premier League history (Sun, July 29); City are ready to make an opening bid of around £75m for Grealish, but Villa are holding out for a British record £100m fee for their talisman (Mail, July 28); the Villa midfielder is reportedly reconsidering a potential transfer to City after his struggle for playing time at this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament (Star, July 26); City want to sign Grealish after Euro 2020, but Villa remain determined to keep him and have opened talks about a new contract (Sky Sports, June 25).
Harry Kane – Manchester City are reportedly prepared to spend up to £130m on Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer (Daily Star, August 4); Manchester City look set to end their interest in signing Kane if they are successful in bringing Jack Grealish to the Etihad (Daily Mail, August 2); the striker will hold talks with Tottenham next week and insist he wants to join Jack Grealish by signing for City (Telegraph, Aug 1); City remain determined to sign Kane from Tottenham this summer but have no intention of paying £160m for the England striker (Telegraph, July 24); Daniel Levy has given Kane the green light to join a Premier League rival, opening the door for a possible £160m move to City on a weekly salary of £400,000 (Sun, July 23); Kane’s England team-mates believe he could refuse to return to pre-season training with Tottenham in a bid to try to force a move to City (Telegraph, July 17); City have made a £100m bid for Kane (Sky Sports, June 21).
Federico Chiesa – City are entered the race to sign Italy and Juventus winger Chiesa (Calciomercato, July 22).
Robert Lewandowski – City are monitoring the striker’s status at Bayern Munich amid concerns Kane may prove too difficult to lure away from Tottenham (Daily Mail, July 15).
Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona are yet to receive any official bids for Griezmann amid interest from a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Chelsea (Daily Mail, July 27); City have ruled out a swoop for Griezmann as they focus their attention on England pair Kane and Grealish (The Sun, July 13).