Manchester City will undergo a major squad overhaul this summer. At least that's what we've been told. Five players left, and the club announced Bernardo Silva and Éderson just two weeks after the end of the season.
Since then, the rumors continue to fly around, but we don't get any confirmation from the club, and with preseason so close, some City fans are starting to get nervous. Why aren't we announcing some players we've been heavily linked with?
So let's take a look at each of City's most rumored transfers and find out just what the hell is going on and whether or not we're going to sign any more players.
The Brazilian recently terminated his contract with Juventus, and once that happened we all thought it'd be a matter of hours until his announcement. After all, Alves wants to reunite with Pep Guardiola and City need a new right-back. Why isn't he a City player by now?
The answer: Dani Alves is on vacation, and this weekend he attended Lionel Messi's wedding in Argentina. The Brazilian will this week travel to Manchester for medicals and contract signing, and the announcement should come soon.
So will Dani Alves be a City player? YES.
The Monaco left-back is City's top target in the position and he's been rumored to be signed for quite a few weeks now. Mendy has been teasing City fans with multiple photos on airports and airplanes ever since the rumors starter, but nothing official has come about this move. So what the hell is going on?
The answer: according to reports in France, City and Monaco took a long time negotiating a price, and they've finally agreed on a £40 million transfer this weekend. Mendy, like Alves, is expected in Manchester this week for medicals and contract signing.
So will Benjamin Mendy be a City player? YES
The most annoying soap opera of the transfer window will probably take a long time to be over. So what the hell is going on?
The answer: Tottenham Hotspur owner Daniel Levy is one of the toughest negotiators in football, and it's not easy to sign one of his top players. But everybody, including Daniel Levy, know that Walker wants the City move and the club is also keen on signing him. The only problem is the price: Daniel Levy wants £50 million, City want to pay £40 million, and until the price is decided, this transfer won't be confirmed.
So will Kyle Walker be a City player? PROBABLY, but this might only happen in Deadline Day. Seriously. That's how annoying Daniel Levy is.
The Chilean star finished as runner-up in the Confederations Cup and has been linked with a move to City since Guardiola joined the Sky Blues. The rumors intensified over the last month, including links with Bayern Munich and Chelsea, but nothing has happened. So what the hell is going on?
The answer: it's all about Alexis saying he wants to leave. Arsenal do not want to sell Sánchez to City, but Bayern and Chelsea have dropped out of the race for Alexis because they know the player only wants to join City. Sánchez has 12 months left on his contract and does not want to sign a new deal, so Arsenal's only chance at making profit is selling him to City. They will not do that unless Alexis hands in a transfer request, though, so until that happens it's a waiting game.
So will Alexis Sánchez join City? WE REALLY DON'T KNOW.