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Harry Maguire ‘has heart set on Manchester City move’

Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire sets his heart on a move to Manchester City this summer, according to a report. Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire is reportedly desperate to join Manchester City over Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window. Maguire is believed to be a transfer target for both Manchester giants ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to The Sun, the former Sheffield United youngster has his heart set on a switch to the Etihad Stadium, but Pep Guardiola‘s side are not currently prepared to meet Leicester’s £80m valuation. The report claims that the Citizens are only prepared to pay £60m to land the England international, meaning that the Foxes will have to drop their valuation in order for a move to go through. The 26-year-old, wh...

Gary Mackay-Steven confirms New York City move

Gary Mackay-Steven has joined MLS outfit New York City FC after turning down the opportunity to remain at Aberdeen. Dons boss Derek McInnes had been desperate to keep hold of the out-of-contract former Dundee United and Celtic winger. But the 28-year-old has decided to make his move to America after being lured by the prospect of playing at City’s base at Yankee Stadium. Mackay-Steven, who will join up with his new side once he secures a US work visa, told the New York City club website: “I’m delighted to finally sign on the dotted line. “I can’t wait to hit the ground running and make my debut in the blue shirt. I can’t wait to show what I can do to the fans in Yankee Stadium. “The lure of playing in America and in MLS is really attractive to me. ...

Marcel Franke exits Norwich City for Hannover

Norwich City defender Marcel Franke completes a permanent move to German second tier side Hannover. Marcel Franke has completed a permanent move from Norwich City to Hannover in a three-year deal. The 26-year-old defender spent last season on loan in the German second tier with Darmstadt, appearing 25 times and scoring two goals as they managed a tenth-placed finish. Now the German has linked up with Hannover, who will be playing in the 2.Bundesliga next term following a disastrous season that saw them relegated from the top flight with just five wins all season. “Hannover 96 is an established club with a lot of tradition that is just starting to reinvent itself, with very exciting and ambitious ideas behind it,” Franke told the club’s website. “The people in charge...

Manchester City ‘to complete world-record Harry Maguire deal’

Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire heads for Manchester City in an £80m deal, according to a report. Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire is reportedly closing in on a world-record move to Manchester City. Maguire has been strongly linked with both Manchester United and City since the end of the 2018-19 campaign. However, according to The Mirror, the Citizens have won the race to sign the England international, who will collect £280,000 a week at the Etihad Stadium. The report claims that City will pay £80m for the 26-year-old, which will be a world-record deal for a defender, eclipsing the £75m that Liverpool spent to land Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. Maguire, who only signed a new five-year contract at the King Power Stadium last September, has scored five times in 76 appe...

Aston Villa turn attentions back to Cardiff City keeper Neil Etheridge?

Aston Villa reportedly turn their attentions back to Cardiff City stopper Neil Etheridge after being priced out of a move for Stoke City’s Jack Butland. Aston Villa are reportedly considering a fresh approach for Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge after being priced out of a move for Stoke City stopper Jack Butland. The 29-year-old was named as the Bluebirds’ player of the year last season despite their relegation from the top flight, prompting a bid for his services from Villa, who were promoted as Championship playoff champions. Cardiff swiftly rejected that offer – thought to be worth £8m – but according to The Sun, the Villans are braced for a new approach for the Philippines international. Dean Smith‘s side have been courting Potters keeper Butland bu...

How Manchester City could line up with Rodri, Harry Maguire

Manchester City are being linked with Rodri and Harry Maguire, but how may the Premier League champions line up with the pair in their starting lineup? Manchester City have just enjoyed the best season in their history courtesy of claiming the Premier League title, League Cup and FA Cup to complete the domestic treble. Pep Guardiola‘s side were pushed all the way in the race for the top-flight crown by Liverpool, while Chelsea were unfortunate not to edge out the North-West giants in the League Cup final back in February. Nevertheless, such success has put Guardiola and his players under pressure to maintain their grasp on each trophy, which has resulted in the club looking to make a major statement in the transfer market. Rodri is expected to be brought in from Atletico Madrid as Gu...

Manchester United ‘still confident of beating Manchester City to Harry Maguire’

Manchester United are allegedly still confident of winning the race to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, despite interest from Manchester City. Manchester United are reportedly determined to beat Manchester City in the race to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen to strengthen his backline this summer after a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League this season. However, it has been claimed that United face being priced out of a deal for Maguire, who could cost in the region of £80m. City remain the favourites for the 26-year-old’s signature as Pep Guardiola looks to replace the outgoing Vincent Kompany, while there is seemingly a willingness to pay as much as £65m. According to the London Evening Standard, however, United may look ...

Filip Benkovic tips Leicester City teammate James Maddison for “big future”

Croatia Under-21s’ Filip Benkovic insists James Maddison is destined for the top despite the Leicester star’s struggles at Euro 2019. Defender Benkovic believes his Foxes team-mate – linked with a £60million move to Manchester United – is the real deal. The Young Lions suffered an early exit after losing 2-1 to France before Friday’s 4-2 loss to Romania, joining Croatia on an early flight home from Group C. Maddison has failed to have an impact in Italy but Benkovic has already seen enough of the 22-year-old’s quality. “He is a top talent and has a big future ahead of him,” Benkovic told Press Association Sport, ahead of Croatia and England‘s dead rubber in San Marino on Monday. “He has a big career in front of him. I was only with him a mont...

Wolverhampton Wanderers to beat Leicester City to Angers striker?

Wolverhampton Wanderers are apparently in pole position to sign Angers striker Stephane Bahoken ahead of Leicester City and Aston Villa. Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly entered discussions for Angers striker Stephane Bahoken, who has also been linked with Leicester City and Aston Villa. Nuno Espirito Santo‘s side are in the market for reinforcements up front this summer as they gear up for their first European campaign in 39 years and are said to have identified Cameroon international Bahoken as a top target. The 27-year-old enjoyed a successful debut season for the Ligue 1 side last term, scoring 11 goals in 32 appearances and capturing the attention of a number of sides, including the Foxes and recently-promoted Villans. According to L’Equipe, Wolves have stolen a mar...

Manchester City want four new signings?

Manchester City could bring as many as four new players to the club this summer, according to a report. Manchester City could reportedly bring as many as four new players to the club this summer. City landed a domestic treble last season, following success in the EFL Cup and Premier League by winning the FA Cup. The Citizens fell short in the Champions League, though, and according to The Mirror, Pep Guardiola‘s side could look to bring in ‘up to four new faces’ in this summer’s transfer window. The report claims that City want ‘two top-quality players for every single position’, but while four new signings could arrive, the English champions are not prepared to break the bank. Guardiola’s team are said to be closing in on a deal for Atletico Madri...

Barcelona ‘eye swoop for Manchester City teenager’

Barcelona show an interest in Manchester City teenager Kian Breckin, according to a report. Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City teenager Kian Breckin. Breckin, who largely operates as an attacking midfielder, has been with City since the age of 11. According to the Daily Mail, the 15-year-old has attracted the attention of Barca with his performances at various youth tournaments, which could lead to the Spanish champions making a move. The report, though, claims that City have offered Breckin a new contract and are waiting to learn whether the attacker sees his future with the Premier League giants. The teenager’s father, Ian Breckin, was a professional footballer for Rotherham United, Chesterfield, Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest before hanging up his...

Manchester City ‘will not meet Kalidou Koulibaly asking price’

Manchester City will not meet Napoli’s £107m asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to a report. Manchester City are reportedly not prepared to meet the £107m asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly, despite suggestions that the Premier League champions were eyeing a swoop for the Napoli centre-back. Manchester United and Juventus have both been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old. However, last week, it was reported that City were also in the race to sign the Senegal international, who still has four years left to run on his current deal. According to the Daily Mail, though, Pep Guardiola‘s side – in the market for a replacement for Vincent Kompany – are not tempted to move for Koulibaly at his £107m asking price. City have also been strongly linked w...

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