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Man City transfer targets: Dias, Chilwell, Lautaro & players linked with the club

20:00 GMT+4 17/01/2020
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All the latest Man City transfer news, rumours, quotes, gossip and done deals for the January 2020 transfer window

Pep Guardiola has previously ruled out the possibility of Manchester City signing a new defensive player in the wake of Aymeric Laporte's injury, but he still could be tempted to dip into the market for added cover.

The Blues have struggled to replicate last season's title-winning form, falling behind to Premier League leaders Liverpool, who have taken the top-flight by storm.

Instead, Guardiola's side are battling it out for second place in the table with Leicester City and setting their sights on a first-ever Champions League trophy.

Goal will keep you updated with all the latest transfer news - with insight from our Man City correspondent Jonathan Smith - and rumours and gossip surrounding the Citizens' transfer activity and potential arrivals in January.


  1. Top Man City transfer targets
  2. Latest Man City transfer news & rumours
  3. Potential Man City exits
  4. Confirmed Man City transfers

Top Man City transfer targets

Man City are not currently looking to make major signings in the January transfer window, instead preferring to look ahead to the summer – just like Liverpool and Arsenal.

This could change, however, should they suffer an injury setback, with the club prioritising the need for a new centre-back once the season finishes.

Beyond the January transfer window, Benfica's Ruben Dias has been eyed by the Manchester club, alongside Juventus defender Merih Demiral.

They could also additionally be in the market for a left-back, with Leicester's Ben Chilwell – who has impressed this season – having been looked at.

Should Leroy Sane leave for Bayern Munich, which is looking increasingly likely, the club could move for Real Sociedad forward Mikel Oyarzabal.

Inter star Lautaro Martinez has also been touted as a transfer target to supply the squad with striking reinforcements.

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Latest Man City transfer news & rumours

Man City line up Chilwell

Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell remains on Manchester City's wishlist, but the reigning Premier League champions face competition from Chelsea.

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Soyuncu ignoring Man City talk

Leicester defender Caglar Soyuncu is said to have attracted interest from Manchester City, but he is ignoring the transfer talk.

The Turkish centre-half has told Sky Sports: "I'm a Leicester player and I'm giving my best.

"I've done that for every team I've played for. I'm just trying to give my all. Yes, I'm happy. This feels like home."

Braaf eyed by RB Leipzig

Winger Jayden Braaf, who has been dubbed "the new Jadon Sancho", has caught the attention of Manchester City as well as a number of German clubs.

RB Leipzig are also reportedly interested in the teenager, who has impressed for Man City's youth sides.

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Sane could snub Bayern

Leroy Sane is, according to the Metro, having second thoughts over leaving Manchester City and could commit to a new contract.

The Germany international winger has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland at Bayern Munich, but may snub those advances.

Arteta rubbishes Stones talk

Mikel Arteta has rejected speculation linking John Stones with a switch to Arsenal.

Reports had claimed that the Gunners were lining up a loan move for the Manchester City centre-back as they looked to ease their defensive woes.

But Arteta has rejected the speculation, telling reporters: "No truth at all."

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'Stones would definitely play at Man City'

Ray Parlour says he would be "very happy" to see Manchester City defender John Stones sign for Arsenal this month to provide extra cover for Sokratis and David Luiz.

Stones has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium in recent months, while struggling with a number of niggling injuries which have limited his contribution.

Full story here!

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Potential Man City exits

Sane is expected to leave the club to return to his native Germany to join Bayern, despite the club ruling out a bid for the forward in January.

Guardiola, however, refused to be drawn in to discussions on the Germany international's future, stating:  “It’s a question for Leroy, his agents and the club. I am not involved.

“What’s important now is that he recovers well. After that, he knows what we believe in him, what we think of him and the rest is up to him and the club.”

Leeds are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Ian Poveda according to Leeds Live, set to replace Jack Clarke.

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Confirmed Man City January window transfers

 Man City signings

Player Signed from Fee
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Man City departures

Player Signed for Fee
Lukas Nmecha Middlesbrough Loan
Patrick Roberts  Middlesbrough Loan

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