Three senior Manchester City players could be close to securing moves away from the club, according to the latest transfer reports.
With the Sky Blues wrapping up incoming deals for Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez already, the focus appears to have switched to which players could leave.
Pep Guardiola spoke regularly throughout last season about how unhappy players will be allowed to depart should a fee be agreed, so we’ve taken a look at the latest rumours and reports to see who could be on the way out of the Etihad.
Sterling could cost £45m
As per Sky Sports News, Chelsea have not yet opened official talks with Raheem Sterling over a potential switch to Stamford Bridge, with the England international also being monitored by Real Madrid and Barcelona.
They add the winger has told Pep Guardiola he does not want to play a brit-part role at City, but talks between Sterling and the club remain respectful.
According to the report, City will demand £50m but a fee closer to £45m has been ‘flotaed’ for Sterling, although they do not intend to stand in the way of any potential deal.
From his perspective, Sterling feels he can improve with regular game-time and would help the West London club lift further silverware in the coming years.
City pair in demand
GOAL reports Gabriel Jesus is ‘closing in’ on a move to Arsenal. The champions value the Brazilian at around £50m and a deal between the two clubs is expected to be agreed despite an initial offer close to £30m being rejected.
Meanwhile, the same publication adds Everton are keen on a move for Oleksandr Zinchenko, although West Ham United would also be interested in signing the Ukraine international.
GOAL also believes Toffees manager Frank Lampard sees Zinchenko as an option in midfield rather than in defence where he tends to play for City.
Plan for young Citizens
Reports emerged over the weekend that James McAtee is a target for Leeds United and Southampton, with the Daily Mail claiming both clubs want to bring the young midfielder in on loan.
However, the Athletic states that McAtee will be kept by Guardiola this season and will provide back-up to the first team, while fellow youth-team graduate Cole Palmer is also likely to play a bigger role next season at the Etihad.
In addition, the Athletic reports Liam Delap is expected to leave on loan in order to gain regular minutes.