Pique warns City off Umtiti
Gerard Pique has warned Manchester rivals United and City that Barcelona expect Samuel Umtiti to remain at the club for “many more years”.
The two Premier League heavyweights are reported to have identified the France international defender as top target during the January transfer window.
De Bruyne in no rush to sign new deal
Kevin De Bruyne is “not in a hurry” to extend his contract with Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Goal revealed back in December that the Belgium international has been offered lucrative fresh terms at the Etihad Stadium – with a proposed new deal including a €10 million signing-on fee.
Man City hold Evans talks
Evans, 30, has 18 months remaining on his West Bromwich Albion contract and has also aroused interest from Arsenal this window.
He would be available for around £20 million, while City's interest in Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez has cooled.
Wenger hopes Alexis stays at Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping Alexis Sanchez will remain with the club "for longer" despite links to a January move to Manchester City.
The 29-year-old has been heavily touted for a switch to City, who failed to conclude a deadline-day swoop for the star back in August.
But the transfer talk didn't prevent Wenger from playing Alexis as a second-half substitute Wednesday against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
City to loan Nwakali to Aberdeen
Aberdeen have landed Manchester City prospect Chidiebere Nwakali on loan, according to the Aberdeen Evening Express.
The 21-year-old Nigerian was on Manchester City’s tour of the USA in July and also signed a one-year contract extension with the Premiership leaders last summer, but has once again been sent out on loan having already spent time with the likes of Sogndal and Start in Norway since joining the Manchester outfit in 2015.
Sterling set for new £250,000-a-week deal
Raheem Sterling is in line for a new Manchester City contract worth in excess of £250,000 a week, reports The Guardian.
Sterling’s current deals expires in 2020 and he earns a basic £170,000 a week, with City keen to reward the England international with a bumper new deal.
The total package is likely to land Sterling a sizeable increase, with City keen to start talks over a new deal for the winger in February.
Man Utd ask for Evans updates
Manchester City have held talks over a deal for Evans, while Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested his club will struggle to compete with the Premier League leaders for the centre-half.
Evans, who left Old Trafford for West Brom in 2015, remains of interest for his old club, while Everton and West Ham are also watching matters.
Has De Bruyne dropped Alexis hint?
Kevin De Bruyne may have accidentally revealed that Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal for Manchester City.
Goal reported on Sunday that City hope to sign the Chilean in the January transfer window and are in on-going negotiations with Arsenal, with all three parties keen to find a resolution.
And De Bruyne may have suggested a deal is all but done when he was asked about the possibility of Alexis moving to City this month, saying: "When he comes he will add something to the team."
City keeping tabs on Maguire
Maguire joined Leicester from Hull in the summer for £17 million, but City may have to shell out £50m in the summer to land the 24-year-old.
The Premier League leaders are targeting West Brom's Jonny Evans or Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez to reinforce their defensive options in January.