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Media Watch: City ‘locked in’ transfer talks?

MEDIA WATCH: There are more rumours surrounding City and Joao Cancelo.

MEDIA WATCH: There are more rumours surrounding City and Joao Cancelo.

A recurring transfer rumour, Phil Foden and Manchester City’s 125th anniversary kit are all discussed in Thursday’s newspapers.

Juventus' Joao Cancelo is the player in question on the gossip front, while our one-off strip has been well received by the local media and Foden gets a mention as journalists consider what impact he might have this season.

Transfer gossip

Daily Star: City locked in transfer talks with Jorge Mendes over deal for Juventus star

Writes Sam Meade: “Manchester City are looking to complete a deal for Cancelo before the transfer window closes.

“His agent Jorge Mendes is in discussions with City’s sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

“The current stumbling block between the two clubs is the fee, reports Gazetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira.

“Cancelo has been told he can leave the Italian club - but they want between €55m - €60m for him.”



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Manchester Evening News: City release special 125 year anniversary kit

Daniel Murphy: "Man City have released a stunning 125 year anniversary  kit  which will be worn in the Community Shield final against  Liverpool  on Sunday.

“There's a great touch inside the neck of the shirt, too, as it contains a copy of the club's founding document which was signed by one of the club's founding fathers, Joshua Parlby.”

Evening Standard: How do Man City replace David Silva? Phil Foden will hope the answer is right in front of Pep Guardiola’s eyes

Writes James Robson: “The belief is this could be his [Foden's] breakthrough season.

"The year that he truly establishes himself with the back-to-back Premier League champions and answers England’s call for a top class playmaker.

“His goal against Tottenham in a crucial match during the title run-in last season was evidence of his game-changing qualities.

“While his bravery on the ball is precisely what Guardiola demands of his players - and what Gareth Southgate is desperate to add to his midfield.”

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Media: Supercomputer tips City to retain title

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Your daily roundup of City opinion and transfer gossip from the local and national press.