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MEDIA WATCH: City have been linked with a move for a 16-year-old Rennes midfielder

MEDIA WATCH: City have been linked with a move for a 16-year-old Rennes midfielder

The summer transfer window may only just have shut for Premier League sides but talk of incomings at City has already started to appear in the press.

And there's still some reaction to Saturday's 2-2 draw with Tottenham emerging. 

Here's today's roundup of the back pages....

News

The Mail: Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham in hunt for 16-year-old Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga after he starred in win over PSG

Adrian Kajumba writes: “Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham are hot on the trail of Rennes' teenage wonder-kid Eduardo Camavinga.

“The Premier League trio all had scouts at Roazhon Park to watch the 16 year-old midfielder steal the show and inspire Rennes to a shock 2-1 win over French giants Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night.

“Tottenham were keen to sign Camavinga during his breakthrough campaign last season when he made his first seven senior appearances before being handed three more starts so far this year.”

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Opinion

The Independent: Why Man City’s draw with Tottenham still showed they could be stronger than ever

Mark Critchley writes: “The point is that if City dominate to the same extent in their remaining 36 league games, they will rarely fail to win. They simply should not have been so superior when up against a team that finished fourth last year, that is widely-regarded as the third-best in the division and who were Champions League runners-up, no less. But they were, so just how dominant will they be against almost every other team in the division?

“Games at the Etihad over the past two years against the Premier League’s so-called ‘bottom 14’ have tended to follow a certain script. City would start on the front foot and quickly establish a comfortable lead. Occasionally, they would concede a sloppy goal, but more often than not the remainder of the game would be Guardiola’s fluid, flamboyant attack casually finding their way through their deep-set opponents and extending their lead.

“Saturday did not follow that script at all, but it did share a similar energy and rhythm with many of those ‘bottom 14’ games, in a way that many of City’s matches against the so-called ‘top six’ previously haven’t. When the debate over Jesus’ disallowed goal eventually dies down and the disappointment with the draw ebbs away, that will reassure Guardiola that a third consecutive Premier League title remains very much on the cards.”

That's all for this morning's Media Watch but stay with us throughout the day here on mancity.com as we bring you all the latest news. 

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