Barcelona end interest in City target
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona ended their interest in Real Sociedad defender Iñigo Martínez, who is a target for Manchester City. Sociedad insist they will not sell for any less than Iñigo’s release clause of 32 million euros, and the Catalan giants think that is too much money. City and Inter Milan remain the main candidates to land Martínez, but it’s clear he’ll cost a lot.
Mbappé talks continue
L’Équipe reports that the entourage of AS Monaco forward Kylian Mbappé continue to hold talks with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City about a possible deal. None of the three teams have offered to pay Monaco’s asking price of 180 million euros yet, but if that happens Mbappé will already know what each club is willing to give him in terms of wages and project.
City will wait for Alexis
The Telegraph says that City are prepared to wait until next summer to sign Alexis Sánchez on a free transfer. Arsenal insist they will not sell him in this transfer window and are comfortable with letting him walk away for nothing at the end of his contract. Pep Guardiola still hopes to sign him now, but if it’s clear that City won’t get Alexis this summer, they’ll approach the player in January to offer him a pre-contract.
Napoli and City agree Zinchenko deal
Italian newspaper Tuttosport reports that Manchester City and Napoli have the outline of an agreement for City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko. Napoli will make it official as soon as they offload a few players to get the funds and roster space to complete the Zinchenko transfer.