Transfer Talk – Manchester City close in on Anderlecht left-back Sergio Gomez

The summer transfer window is here and there’s a lot of gossip about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest in rumours, rumours, comings, goings and of course deals done!

TOP STORY: Gomez targeted by Man City

Manchester City are close to signing the Anderlecht left-back Sergio Gomezreveals Fabrizio Romano.

City boss Pep Guardiola originally planned to loan the 21-year-old defender to La Liga club Girona, but it is now reported that he is considering keeping Gomez as part of the first-team squad at the Etihad Stadium.

The fee is believed to be in excess of €10m with talks now at an advanced stage before he can travel to Manchester for a medical. Gomez was a standout player in Belgium’s First Division last season, contributing 17 goals in 39 games.

Man City have been on the hunt for a new left-back after parting ways with Oleksandr Zinchenko, who joined Arsenal for £32million in July. The Blues were initially interested in Marc Cucurella but were unable to meet Brighton & Hove Albion’s asking price for the defender, who eventually joined Chelsea for £63million.

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PAPER GOSSIP

Memphis Depay appear closer to a departure from Barcelona, ​​with Juventus discussing a two-year deal for the 28-year-old striker, writes Fabrizio Romano. While he scored 12 goals in LaLiga last season, Depay was cited as one of the players who made the Blaugrana aim to unload this summer. Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have no interest in his services, although previous links suggest a move to north London would be an option.

Sergio Busquets has accepted a new deal that will see his wages restructured, Marca report. With Barcelona looking for solutions in their race to register their signings, the 34-year-old midfielder is the latest veteran to agree to a new deal that will back the club Blaugrana with their financial difficulties. It is understood that while his salary remains the same, Busquets will defer his payments and receive installment payments throughout the season.

– Have identified Eintracht Frankfurt Eric Ebibe as replacement for Filip Kostic, reveals Foot Mercato. With Juventus closing in on a move for Kostic, the Bundesliga side have acted quickly to ensure they have no trouble finding an alternative before the transfer window closes. A fee of around €10 million is said to have been agreed The Eagle and Paris Saint-Germain, with the 21-year-old winger set to sign a five-year deal with the club.

Giovanni Simone shone in Serie A last season and caught the attention of Napoli who are now set to strike a deal for his services. So says Gianluca Di Marzio, who writes that the 27-year-old forward is on loan for €3.5m, with the deal including an option clause allowing the move to be made permanent for a fee of €12m. While playing for Hellas Verona last season, Simeone scored 17 goals in 35 games.

– Barcelona midfielder Nico Gonzalez is close to a loan move to Valencia, report Mundo Deportivo. The 20-year-old is believed to be signing a new contract at the Camp Nou that will tie him until 2024 and that has been listed as one of the conditions for him to seal his last-minute move Los Che. Gonzalez played 27 games in LaLiga last season.

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