Instead, it’s claimed Manchester City have called time on the pursuit of one player.
Our next captain is also up for discussion and one of our loan players has been identified as a potential star of the upcoming season.
Manchester Evening News: City ‘give up’ on Thiago Almada
Writes Joe Bray: "Manchester City are reportedly withdrawing from their pursuit of signing Argentinian youngster Thago Almada after seeing their latest bid rejected.
"City have been linked with the 18-year-old winger from Velez Sarsfield, dubbed the 'new Lionel Messi', with Portugese side Sporting reported to take him on a two-year loan deal.
"But now Ole say City have had a €12m bid rejected, and are therefore giving up on negotiations."
From the players
Sterling: “It's not something that I'm fussed about really. It has to be natural, you can't force it.
“I’m not going to start shouting on the pitch now Vinny’s gone. Your team-mates have to see you in that light.
“The manager and us as players will make the right choice. We’ve got a lot of good candidates here.
“David has been here for God knows how long - he’s been in the country longer than I have! There’s Kevin [De Bruyne], Dinho [Fernandinho], we have a lot of players who can fill it.”
Yorkshire Evening Post: Tony Dorigo tips City youngster for big season with Leeds United
Dorigo: “One player in particular I think will have a really good season is Jack Harrison.
“I thought he looked really sharp in both games that I saw and he’s certainly one of those that can aim for about 10 goals this season; that’d be a big improvement."