Man City transfer round-up: Club ‘ready to launch attack’ as Spurs 'regret' Harry Kane deal

Pep Guardiola’s side have been widely-tipped to bring in a new centre-forward after Sergio Aguero left for Barcelona last summer, but have so far failed to bring anyone in

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Pep Guardiola previews Manchester City’s clash with Watford

Manchester City may have failed in their much-publicised effort to sign a new centre forward last summer, but they showed no need for one during their 3-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Bernardo Silva scored twice and Raheem Sterling also hit the back of the net as the Citizens went top of the Premier League following Chelsea’s loss to West Ham.

Silva was tipped to move in the opposite direction and head to White Hart Lane when City made their move for Harry Kane in the summer but has been in blistering form for his side this season.

And it appears Spurs may have missed their chance with City now said to be ‘ready to launch the attack’ for a different striker in January.

But Leeds United could be about to beat City to the signing of one young forward.

Here are all the latest Man City transfer rumours.

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Manchester City failed in their attempts to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane over the summer (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

Leeds ‘win race for striker’

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are set to beat the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Barcelona to the signing of Espanyol’s 18-year-old forward Mateo Joseph Fernandez, it is reported.

The Daily Mail reports Leeds are set to secure the signing after initially offering £420,000 for the forward.

Fernandez is reported to have a £1.3m release clause written into his contract, but with that deal set to expire next summer his club are said to have accepted an offer which is slightly above United’s initial one.

City ‘ready to launch attack’ for forward

Pep Guardiola’s side are now reportedly ‘ready to launch the attack’ for Fiorentina forward Dusan Vlahovic.

Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport reports City will need to offer a substantial amount to land the striker, but the club are very keen to sign him.

The report states: “The figures are being prepared, aware that in order for Fiorentina to sit at the negotiating table, a definitely important proposal is needed.”

Spurs’ Kane regret

Manchester City have been told that Tottenham “regret” not swapping star striker Harry Kane for Bernardo Silva plus a sizeable chunk of cash.

City showed interest in Kane over the summer but balked at Daniel Levy’s £120m asking price.

Bernardo Silva, and other City players, were offered to Spurs in a player-plus-cash deal but all offers were rejected.

And now pundit Tony Cascarino has told talkSPORT: “If you can get Bernardo Silva in a deal and you lose [Harry] Kane… you get a bit of money. They will pay money and you get Bernardo Silva.

“He might not want to leave City and he might not want to go [to Tottenham]. That was, to me, a great option.”

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