Fabrizio Romano reveals Man City have five days to make £51m transfer decision

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Manchester City are yet to make any additions so far in the summer transfer window.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed Rb Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo has a €60m (£51m) release clause in his contract that expires next week.

The Spanish international, who has played a starring role at this summer’s Euros, has been linked with a move to Manchester City, with The Athletic claiming last month that the Premier League champions had contacted RB Leipzig over a possible transfer but decided it ‘was not considered a particularly urgent discussion’.

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Olmo continues to be linked with a move to the Etihad and Romano provided an update on his situation following Spain’s Euro 2024 semi-final win over France on Tuesday night. “€60m release clause into Dani Olmo’s contract at RB Leipzig expires on Monday, July 15,” he wrote on X.

It means, if City are keen on signing the former Barcelona youth product, they have just five days remaining to make an offer. It’s a similar situation that City were presented with Bruno Guimarares earlier this summer when the Newcastle United midfielder’s release clause expired at the end of June. On that occasion, City opted against lodging the required £100m bid but retain an interest in the Brazilian.

Olmo’s £51m fee seems much more reasonable for a player with experience in the Champions League and on the international stage. The 26-year-old is also top scorer at Euro 2024 and has netted in all three knockout games in Germany, including the winner in Tuesday’s semi-final. He is expected to start in Sunday’s final against either England or the Netherlands.

The midfielder joined Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb in 2020 and has three years remaining on his current contract. Olmo has made four previous appearances against City, the last of which came in a 7-0 Champions League defeat at the Etihad in 2023.

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A bid for Olmo would represent City’s first major move in what has been a quiet transfer window. The Blues are not expecting a busy summer and may wait for outgoings before turning their attention to arrivals.

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