Man City transfer rumours: Vinicius Jr on radar?

Wrapping up the Man City transfer news, rumours and gossip in the 2022 January window.

Who have Man City been linked with?

Manchester City have Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr on their radar after suffering a setback in their pursuit of Erling Haaland (El Nacional, January 15).

Manchester City are targeting young Brazil left-back Abner Vinicius who plays for Athletico Paranaense (Daily Telegraph, January 13).

Manchester City are ready to try and tempt Flamengo sensation Matheus Franca to come to the Premier League but the teenage midfielder has an £83m release clause (Daily Star, January 13).

Erling Haaland will meet with Borussia Dortmund to decide his future in the next fortnight, with Manchester City retaining pole position if the striker decides to move to the Premier League this summer (Sky Sports, January 12); Haaland has reportedly been told by his club that he must decide his future by the end of January as speculation continues (Daily Mail, January 5); Real Madrid are serious contenders to beat City and Manchester United in the race for superstar Haaland (The Sun, December 21).

Manchester City are keeping tabs on Barcelona youngster Gavi, according to reports in Spain, and could make use of a £42m release clause in his contract (Daily Mail, January 8).

City are open to swapping Aymeric Laporte for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, according to reports in Spain (Daily Mail, January 5).

Fiorentina would prefer to sell Dusan Vlahovic to the Premier League over striking a deal with Juventus in a major boost for Arsenal, Tottenham and City, it has emerged (Daily Express, December 6).

The latest players linked with a Man City exit

Cardiff City hope to make Manchester City youngster Tommy Doyle their next January loan signing after bringing in Cody Drameh from Leeds earlier this week (Daily Mail, January 14).

AC Milan have identified Manchester City defender Nathan Ake as a replacement for centre-back Simon Kjaer, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury (The Sun, January 11).

Raheem Sterling is set to complete a U-turn and sign a new contract with Manchester City despite interest from Barcelona (Daily Mail, January 8)

Barcelona are hoping to sign City defender Laporte next summer, after completing the transfer of fellow Spain international Ferran Torres from the Premier League champions earlier this week (Sun, December 31).

Oleksandr Zinchenko is on Newcastle’s list of January targets as Eddie Howe attempts to keep them in the Premier League (Daily Mail, November 26).

Confirmed Man City signings

No signings

Confirmed Man City departures

Ferran Torres – Barcelona, £46.3m

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Ferran Torres has been introduced to the Barcelona fans at the Nou Camp after joining from Manchester City. Credit: @FCBarcelona

Man City contract news

Raheem Sterling is set to complete a U-turn and sign a new contract with Manchester City despite interest from Barcelona (Daily Mail, January 8).

City are ready to rocket Bernardo Silva alongside the highest earners in their history to keep him at the Etihad and double his wages to around £300,000-a-week (Sun on Sunday, December 18).

City are set to hand full-back Joao Cancelo a bumper new contract extension (Daily Star Sunday, December 18).

City have stepped up their efforts to extend Riyad Mahrez’s contract (The Sun, November 30).

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Who will be on the move in January?

The January transfer window opens on Saturday January 1, 2022 and closes at 11pm on Monday January 31.

Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports’ digital platforms. You can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.

Source : Sky Sports