The January transfer window is now open, with Manchester City continuing to be linked with a host of big names.
Pep Guardiola’s side have endured an inconsistent first half of the season and could look to dip their toe into the transfer market again despite a relatively big-spending summer.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Etihad.
Saturday morning’s Manchester City transfer talk news roundup:
Manchester City are reportedly planning a €100m (£89m) offer for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
The 27-year-old is enjoying another excellent campaign for Spurs, scoring 16 times and registering 13 assists in 23 appearances in all competitions.
Kane has a contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium until June 2024, but it has long been suggested that he could leave the club in search of silverware.
According to Bild journalist Christian Falk, City are preparing to make a €100m (£89m) bid for the England captain during this summer’s transfer window.
The Citizens are widely expected to bring a new centre-forward to the club ahead of the 2021-22 campaign as Sergio Aguero could leave the Etihad Stadium on a free transfer.
Gabriel Jesus is highly rated by City boss Pep Guardiola, but the Brazil international has only scored twice in the Premier League this term, having also struggled with injuries.
Kane has scored 204 goals in 310 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions, including 152 strikes in 222 outings in the Premier League.
Barcelona have not already agreed a deal to sign Erling Braut Haaland, according to the Borussia Dortmund striker’s agent Mino Raiola.
Haaland, who is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in world football, is believed to be wanted by the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid.
However, it was recently claimed that the Norway international would move to Camp Nou if Emili Rousard won the race to become the Catalan side’s new president.
When asked directly about the rumours, Raiola branded the reports “fake news”.
“This is fake news,” Sport1 quotes Raiola as saying. “I have never spoken of Haaland with any candidate and I will not. When a new president is elected, they can call me.”
The 20-year-old is unlikely to be allowed to leave Dortmund until the summer of 2022, when a release clause in his contract comes into play.
Haaland has scored 33 goals in 32 appearances for BVB since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg last January, including 17 strikes in 14 outings during the 2020-21 campaign.
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