Manchester City have Kane alternative lined up but find no suitors for Bernardo Silva
Manchester City transfer news
In this article we will bring you all of today’s Manchester City transfer news. Make sure to check back to the site for more daily transfer updates throughout the rest of this month.
Kane alternative lined up
Harry Kane has been manchester City’s undoubted number 1 target all summer as they look to recruit a striker, but the latest news has suggested that a deal remains some way off, even with an offer of 150 million euros on the table.
Manchester City bid for Harry Kane is in place since last week, no news yet. €150m proposal ready from Man City but Tottenham are still on the same position. 🏴 #MCFC
Kane has been training regularly with Spurs since last Friday – and he’ll be respectful in the next days. #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2021
As a result, the Citizens have reportedly been sounding out other options, with one of those thought to be the man Spurs were set to replace Kane with, Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic.
According to @SaraMeini, Dušan Vlahović is now ‘approaching’ #ManCity with the player ‘ready to say goodbye’ to Fiorentina. The ‘next few hours’ are ‘decisive’, with the Serbian striker already in conversation with @ManCity. 🤔🇷🇸
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) August 18, 2021
As per Italian journalist Sara Meini, the Serbian forward is in talks with Pep Guardiola’s side, and could well offer a cut-price answer to their Harry Kane conundrum.
No suitors for Bernardo Silva
Meanwhile, no suitors have yet made themselves known for Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva.
Arsenal were thought to be interested in the midfielder, but he allegedly turned the offer down as he seeks to leave England.
Bernardo Silva has been linked with a move to #AFC recently https://t.co/P5ZaNuDnBl
— Arsenal FC News (@ArsenalFC_fl) August 13, 2021
Of the other clubs, only Atletico Madrid have shown an interest in the Portuguese player, but it remains to be seen whether they can stump up the desired amount, thought to be around 50 million pounds.
Ruben Dias set for new contract
Finally, a report in The Sun suggests that Ruben Dias is beginning negotiations over a new contract in Manchester.
City have realised just how vital Ruben Dias is to their future…
— 90min (@90min_Football) August 19, 2021
Dias has impressed since he joined the club from Benfica last summer, picking up the player of the year award in his first season and marshalling Manchester City to another title win. He and John Stones formed a formidable defensive partnership, and with Stones having signed a new deal, it appears that Dias is in line to be next.
As per the report, Manchester City will be offering him a new deal with improved terms from his 90k per week current offering, and will also look to extend the contract for another year, keeping him at the Etihad until the end of the 2026-27 season.
Based on last season, it feels well deserved.