Erling Haaland. Credit: Getty.
The transfer window may be shut for another few months, but there are still plenty of rumours and speculation surrounding who may be coming and going from the Etihad.
After Manchester City missed out on Harry Kane in the summer, speculation is still rife that the Blues are on the lookout for a new striker.
Meanwhile, two stars of the current squad are being linked with moves away from the club in the coming windows.
Here are the main City transfer stories of the week so far.
There’s only one place to start, and that’s with the huge news on Wednesday morning that the Premier League champions will open discussions with Mino Raiola in January about the possibility of his client, Erling Haaland, joining the club next summer.
By that stage, the striker’s buy-out clause will have dropped to £64m, according to the Times. They also claim Haaland is City’s top transfer target, with Guardiola keen to add a centre-forward to his squad.
That could mean another attempt to sign Kane is unlikely, and this week the club’s transfer chief Fabio Paratici told talkSPORT that the England captain ‘loves’ Spurs and will stay to lead the ‘rebuild’ of the team.
Another name who has been linked with City is Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, with El Nacional reporting the Blues could be interested in signing him should the German become available.
Meanwhile, Spanish outlet Fichajes state that City are among a number of top Premier League clubs monitoring 20-year-old Belgian Charles de Ketelaere.
Raheem Sterling will not enter into further talks about a contract extension at the Etihad until he is given assurances over his playing time from Pep Guardiola, according to the Mirror.
The winger’s club form has been under the microscope for over a year now and he is still a target for Barcelona, as per Sport.
However, the Sun reports City want the England international to stay despite knowing of his desire to “play in Spain one day”.
Like Sterling, Bernardo Silva was also linked with a move away from City this summer, but the Portuguese midfielder remained in Manchester and is enjoying an impressive start to the season.
That hasn’t stopped reports he is still looking to leave the club, with Italian source Calciomercatoclaiming Juventus are keen to bring Silva to Turin on loan until the end of the season.