Football News: City’s Summer Moves, Olmo on City’s Radar, and More

Manchester City have had a relatively quiet start to the summer transfer window so far, with the four-time defending Premier League champions primarily focused on outgoings. The club has sanctioned the £20 million sale of defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis to Southampton, as well as the £4 million transfer of Tommy Doyle to Wolves. These moves should help boost the club’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR) standing, providing more flexibility for incoming transfers as the club aims for a fifth consecutive Premier League title.

City scouts have been keeping a close eye on the ongoing Euro 2024 tournament, and the club has once again been linked with one of the competition’s standout attacking talents, Dani Olmo of RB Leipzig. The 26-year-old Spanish international has been a key contributor to his country’s run to the semi-finals, scoring in both of Spain’s knockout stage victories over Georgia and Germany. Olmo’s reported £51 million release clause in his RB Leipzig contract has reportedly caught the attention of City, who are said to be “tempted” to trigger it in an effort to beat the likes of Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea in the race for the talented midfielder.

“The report suggests that City’s existing relationship with RB Leipzig, following the signing of Josko Gvardiol last year, could give them an advantage in any potential pursuit of Olmo.”

With the aging Kevin De Bruyne having turned 33 last month, City have been seeking to bolster their midfield options, with their interest in West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta reportedly shelved due to the Brazilian’s recent FA charge for alleged betting offences.

As the summer transfer window continues to unfold, Manchester City fans will be eagerly awaiting news of any further incomings or outgoings at the Etihad Stadium, as Pep Guardiola’s side looks to strengthen their squad ahead of the new Premier League season and their continued quest for domestic and European glory.

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