Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could be set to swoop for a Real Madrid midfielder, while they are also being linked with a reported Liverpool and Barcelona target
If the latest reports are to be believed, Pep Guardiola seems keen to improve one area his side – central midfield.
With the January transfer window now less than a month away, The Manchester City boss could make moves to improve his side very soon.
And he seems to be aiming big.
The Citizens have been linked with a Real Madrid midfielder who has been at the top of his game for more than a decde and a midfielder who is also being linked with the likes of Liverpool and Barcelona.
But there could also be outgoing at the Etihad Stadium come the new year, with one star player, Riyad Mahrez, rumoured to be of interest to French giants Paris Saint Germain.
Here are all the latest Man City transfer rumours.
Riyad Mahrez could be on his way to PSG if City fail to extend his contract, it has been reported.
The Algerian winger’s deal currently has little over 18 months to run and City could cash in on him if a new agreement is not signed.
City are said to have ‘stepped up their efforts’ to agree a new contract with the player before the Africa Cup of Nations next month, and could move him on if those efforts fail, according to The Sun.
City join race for midfielder
Manchester City have entered the race to sign Lille midfielder Renato Sanches, according to reports.
Last month the midfielder insisted he is ‘ready’ for a big move and he could be available next month.
With the player’s contract set to expire in 2023, the upcoming January transfer window may be Lille’s best opportunity to get a sizeable transfer fee for the player, who could cost around £35m.
Man City ‘seduces’ Real Madrid man
Toni Kroos has reportedly received an offer from Pep Guardiola that ‘seduces’ him.
Spanish outlet El Nacional reports that Kroos was ‘left with a thorn in his side’ when he had to leave Bayern Munich, and stop playing for Guardiola, in 2014.
And Guardiola is also reportedly ready to ‘everything possible to sign Kroos’, who will decide his future in the new year, the report adds.
It is said that Kroos could yet stay at the Santiago Bernabeu but would have to accept a wage reduction and more marginal role in the squad as Madrid give minutes to Fede Valverde and Eduardo Camavinga in central midfield.