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Manchester City closing in on £63 million transfer for Portuguese star



Sporting Libson’s Nuno Mendes has been linked with City for a while as the position of the left-back in the City XI continues to be a cause for concern for Pep Guardiola.

Oleksandr Zinchenko stepped up at the right time and took his chance and it is likely that the Ukrainian will be starting in the club’s maiden UEFA Champions League final. The same thing cannot be said for the next season however as there is no surety.

After a slow start to the season, City eventually gathered enough momentum to take back the Premier League title with ease.

It is understood that Pep Guardiola is willing to look past Benjamin Mendy as the Frenchman has hardly featured this season due to injuries, illness, and poor form.

With the 26-year-od being highly injury-prone and with Zinchenko having his first season where he had to play a major role, it is perhaps a good time to bring in reinforcements for the next season.

Express reports that City are targeting Sporting CP’s Nuno Mendes and are closing in on sealing the £60 million transfer this summer.

Nuno Mendes is regarded as one of the brighter prospects in the backline and can be the potential solution to the CItyzens’ perineal left-back problems.

Sporting CP are understood to be firm on their stance to not let the 18-year-old leave for less than his buy-out clause i.e, £60.25 million.

With four years left in his current contract, it will be tough to negotiate with the Primeira Liga champions.

Manchester United are also said to be on the market for the Portuguese wonderkid but the Red Devils are having second thoughts about the deal because of the £60 million price tag.

City will have to spend wisely this summer as the Premier League champions need to bring in a new striker for the next season.

Sergio Aguero is all set to leave the club after a decade and the Argentine showed precisely what the Premier League champions would miss out on.

Coming off the bench with less than 30 minutes to play, Aguero managed to get a brace for himself and was very close to finding the back of the net for the third time.

Aguero’s brace showed that City need a striker who is lethal in front of the goal and can score whenever there’s a goal required.

Harry Kane has been linked with Manchester City for a while now and it will be interesting to see if the Cityzens manage to land the Englishman.

However, it is going to be a complicated deal with Tottenham for the 27-year-old.


Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward



Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea are all set to battle it out for Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.

Felix has endured a difficult start to the season for Atletico and is yet to score in five starts in the league.

Last season wasn’t much better for Felix, only managing 24 league starts.
With competition up top including French international Antoine Griezmann, Felix is often used as a rotation option under Diego Simeone.

Now, according to Fichajes, a move to the Premier League could be on the cards, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Arsenal all interested in signing the striker.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea will need to find a long-term replacement for their current first-choice strikers.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are both reaching the latter stage of their careers for their respective clubs, so bringing a player with a similar age profile to Felix would be a smart move.

A move to Arsenal may not benefit Felix’s development as much, with Gabriel Jesus performing exceptionally well for the North London club and still only 25 years old.


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Manchester United transfer news RECAP plus fixture updates and Cody Gakpo latest




Manchester United and fellow Premier League clubs are counting down the days until they can strike-up further business in the transfer market. Erik ten Hag welcomed six players to Old Trafford during his first window and they have all made their mark in the starting XI.

Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have all quickly become mainstays, while Antony broke a record set by Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he scored on Sunday night. That 2-1 victory over Everton also saw former Real Madrid player Casemiro handed his first Premier League start for the club.

Martin Dubravka was the other recruit, signing on a season-long loan from Newcastle.

With one eye on January and future windows, meanwhile, United are understood to still have Frenkie de Jong on their radar, while elite clubs from across Europe will be queuing up for Jude Bellingham should he decided to leave Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the near transfer window.
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So good’: Reece James and Carney Chukwuemeka react to display from £135m star Chelsea reportedly want to sign




Jude Bellingham shined yet again last night for Borussia Dortmund on the Champions League stage, which received some interesting reaction from a Chelsea perspective.

England star Bellingham, 19, scored in Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Sevilla. It means the teenage midfielder has now scored in all four Champions League group stage matches so far this season

Afterwards, Bellingham posted on Instagram “more to do” following Dortmund’s midweek result in Europe.

There were some interesting replies in the comment section, especially from two current Chelsea stars.

“Another day at the office”, Reece James posted.

Carney Chukwuemeka added: “So, so good”.

Bellingham in Champions League

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Another Bellingham masterclass in the Champions League highlights why Chelsea, along with other elite teams, are linked with his signature.

German publication Bild report that Chelsea are now favourites to sign Bellingham ahead of the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Bellingham plays alongside plenty of Chelsea stars on the international stage with England, so let’s hope they can put in a good word to try tempt him to the Bridge.

He’s an all – action central midfielder that offers so much both offensively and defensively.


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