. Man City Interested In Bale? According to elbernabeaucom, a source out of Madrid, Manchester City have held initial talks with representatives from Real Madrid over the transfer of Gareth Bale. Bale has completely lost his place at Real Madrid and has been designated to the bench. The out of favour forward has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bernabeu for several years. Manchester United seem to always lead the headlines when Bale is linked with a transfer, but Man City have now put themselves on the radar for Gareth Bale’s services.
. Real Madrid Linked With 4 Man City Stars: According to The Manchester Evening News, Real Madrid have set their sites on four Man City players. Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and John Stones. The reports suggest that Real Madrid have set their sights on Leroy Sane, with a £70million offer. Real Madrid are willing to also shell out the cash to get De Bruyne, who they value at £175million. Manchester City will reject any offer from Real Madrid, according to these reports, all 4 players will not be sold at any price.
. Claudio Bravo To Boca Juniors? According to La Cuarta, Claudio Bravo is being targeted by Argentinian side Boca Juniors. Bravo is to be handed a 4 year contract, with Boca Juniors aiming at winning the Copa Libertadores.
. Jorginho Persists: Napoli star Jorginho continues to be linked with a move to Man City. According to italian journalist Claudio Russo, City are the only team seriously pressing for Jorginho. Napoli have set a £70million price tag on the player. Manchester United as well are interested in Jorginho, with Mourinho willing to go toe to toe with Man City over the players signature.
. Other News: Oleksandr Zinchenko is apparently not thrilled with life in Manchester. Speaking to Championat.com, Zinchenko talked about life in Manchester on and off the field.
“ It rains constantly” in England and people “are meaner than in the Netherlands.”
”Here is the best football in the world, better than anywhere else. But English life ... to put it mildly, it’s not for me,” he said.
”The weather crushes me. Plus, in Russia or Ukraine, there are more fun things to do. English life is not for me.
”The people here are ... meaner than in the Netherlands. But I understand -- the sky is grey every day and it rains constantly.
”And their sense of humour is different -- they sometimes laugh at things that we would not even smile at.
“I have friends in Manchester, with whom I meet and talk, although most of the time I am by myself.
“Also I am with my teammates eight hours per day, so I like to take breaks from them.”
Man City Have Yet to Make A Decision On Pablo Maffeo: Man City have yet to reveal their plans for on loan RB Pablo Maffeo. Maffeo, whos on loan at Girona FC, currently has 1 year left on his deal with Man City. City are apparently relaxed about the situation and confident they can lock the player up long term. Valencia are hot on the spaniards trail though. City have no plans on selling the player though, who they believe to be one of the best products to come out of the City Academy.