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Gossip: City closing in on Mahrez?

GOSSIP: Are City closing in on a deal for Riyad Mahrez?

GOSSIP: Are City closing in on a deal for Riyad Mahrez?

The rumour mill continues to rumble ahead of the summer transfer window opening – and Manchester City are rarely too far away from the headlines.

One name features prominently across this morning’s back pages, with the Blues linked with a move for Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez.

According to Simon Jones writing in the Mail on Sunday, talks between the two clubs are continuing and there’ a growing feeling on both sides that a deal could be concluded soon.

“Manchester City are closing in on the £75million transfer of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City,” Jones writes.

“Talks are ongoing with terms to be finalised but all parties are hopeful of a positive conclusion over the next week.

Leicester also want to sign Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts with negotiations running separately.”

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Meanwhile, there’s also talk of City cooling interest in Tottenham’s Danny Rose, a situation that could leave the door open for Everton to sign the defender.

The Sun’s Mike McGrath says City have monitored Rose for some time - but Pep Guardiola is now happy with Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph as left-back options.

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“Everton are looking to swoop on Danny Rose – and take advantage of big clubs cooling interest,” McGrath writes.

“The Tottenham full-back is likely to leave this summer with Manchester United holding a long-term interest in signing him.

“But though they have been monitoring his situation for the past year, United look to have made Juventus’ Alex Sandro their number one left-back target.

“Local rivals Manchester City have also previously looked at Rose, but are happy with Fabian Delph as back-up to Benjamin Mendy next season.”

That's all for this morning's roundup of the back pages. Stay tuned to all our channels throughout the day for the latest City news. 

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The six games played in November are perhaps best viewed as offering an epitome of the traits that enabled City to break all manner of records on the way to becoming Premier League champions in the 2017/18 season.

A rampant month saw City record six wins in six to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and qualify for the Champions League last-16 as group winners.

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Gossip: Midfielders speculation continues

LINKED: Real Madrid's Isco is said to be on City's radar.

The Saturday papers have a host of transfer lines relating to City this morning, with links to a pair of midfielders gathering momentum, Neymar heaping praise on Pep Guardiola and the latest on Yaya Toure’s future.

All the latest City transfer gossip with Real Madrid's Isco and Napoli's Jorginho linked to the Blues as well as Neymar eyeing a future hook-up with Pep Guardiola.