Today is a somewhat quieter day on the transfer front, as Euro 2020 starts tonight. But there have been some significant moves with deals going in and out of the club.

There’s a big update on Manchester City’s pursuit of Harry Kane, the players who could be sold to make a deal possible for Jack Grealish, and the details of Juventus’ proposal to Gabriel Jesus.


Jack Grealish – Rumor Rating: 3/10

Another day, another new string of rumors linking Aston Villas Jack Grealish to Manchester City.

Today comes from ESPN’s Mark Odgen who says a Jack Grealish move could be funded through the sale of at least one high profile striker. The two names mentioned are Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez; but we’ll get to that later.

The reason this rumor is getting a lower rating is the fact that this information is nothing new. It is well known that a 25-year-old move depends on expenses, and some significant ones.

Harry Kane – Rumor Rating: 8/10

An important update tonight!

Duncan Castles revealed on his transfer window podcast that Manchester City have made an offer for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

This gets a high rating as it is the first time anyone has reported an official offer from the Etihad Stadium. Unfortunately, however, that’s about as much information that is provided at this point in time.


Stering, Mahrez and Laporte – rumor rating: 4/10

There’s some info here to digest, with a great review from Mark Odgen on ESPN, so we’re breaking it down into different players.

First of all, Raheem Sterling is reportedly not close to signing a new deal at the club – with two years left on his current deal. This makes his future uncertain and, coupled with Jack Grealish’s reports, he could be sold to fund a deal for the English midfielder.

Riyad Mahrez is similar, it is “not guaranteed” that he will be at Manchester City next season despite his brilliant Champions League performances.

After all, Aymeric Laporte is in the same boat he has been in since the end of last season – he would be open to a move from Manchester City. Odgen says a move back to Spain is still being planned.

It’s a hefty report, but it deserves a few points for the credible reasons of certain players leaving. Especially Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte, who have been fighting for playing time this season. But the big question remains, who can afford it?

Ilkay Gündogan – Rumor rating: 1/10

A little more about Ilkay Gundogan’s situation today. The club’s press conference made it clear that they are not handing out new and improved contracts to players of this age, but are confused by all the talk about the midfielders leaving.

Today ESPN’s Rob Dawson said it is not Manchester City’s policy to start contract talks with players the age of Ilkay Gundogan whose existing contracts are more than a year old.

While Barcelona are one of the clubs monitoring Gündogan’s situation, any approach this summer will be rejected by the club.

Nothing new here however, Barcelona are interested in Ilkay Gündogan but Manchester City are confident of keeping the German despite no talks on a new contract. A report that only goes over old terrain.

Gabriel Jesus – Rumors Rating: 6/10

This is apparently picking up speed. Various clubs were always interested in the reports about the departure of Gabriel Jesus, but most recently only Juventus.

A Gazzetta dello Sport report this morning, translated by Sport Witness, showed that Juventus has “accelerated contacts” for Gabriel Jesus in anticipation of a possible departure from Cristiano Ronaldo.

There is a “possibility” of a loan “with no immediate financial commitment” and the Brazilian striker is “open to a move”.

This is certainly a deal to watch out for …

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