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Media Watch: City considering Spanish pair?

RUMOURS: The press have linked Isco with a move to City.

RUMOURS: The press have linked Isco with a move to City.

A Spanish duo are the latest players to be linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium as we kick off another week of Manchester City transfer tales.

A reported target in Portugal is joined by a Real Madrid midfielder in Monday’s Media Watch and we’ll begin with the gossip surrounding the latter.

Isco is the latest name journalists have added to the ever-growing list of supposed transfer targets this summer.

The Daily Star carry the story coming out of Spain, which suggests the Blues are monitoring him.

Joel Watson writes: “Isco is reportedly a target for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as he’s yet to sign a contract extension with Real Madrid.

“Isco, 25, is entering the final year of his deal with Real Madrid this summer.

“But Don Balon say a deal is a way off yet, and some football managers are eyeing a move for the playmaker as he remains unsigned.

“They claim Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has enquired over the player about a potential move to the Etihad.”

The second of today’s transfer rumours comes courtesy of the Portuguese media.

Correio da Manha claim the Blues are considering a swoop for Alex Grimaldo this summer, having already secured the services of Ederson.

António Martins Pereira, reports: “Spain's Alex Grimaldo, left-back of Benfica, remains the top target of Manchester City for next season.

“The Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola, knows the player well, who was very close to going to the Citizens in the last winter market.

“The England coach is in the market for a left-back and the recent transfer of Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson da Luz to Manchester City has helped to intensify contacts for the 21-year-old.”

That’s your lot for today, Blues. Join us again tomorrow morning for media musings.

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