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Media Watch: City ‘most likely’ team for teen?

RUMOUR MILL: The press continue to link City with Joao Felix.

RUMOUR MILL: The press continue to link City with Joao Felix.

Transfer rumours remain at the forefront of our media round-up as we take a look a look at the Manchester City-centric headlines this Saturday morning.

There’s also some analysis, as journalists consider how Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne may work in tandem next season.

We start with the ongoing rumours regarding City and Benfica’s Joao Felix after Portuguese journalist, Sergio Krithinas, declared the Etihad Stadium is likely to be the teen’s next destination.

The Express have the story, in which Krithinas claims: “There are some rumours in Portugal that some teams have already told Benfica they will come with the 120million euros.

“I think Man City seems the most likely right now.

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“Guardiola has sent Txiki Begiristain to watch him before at several games.

“So if I had to put my money on it, I would put my money on Man City.”

Meanwhile, the local press are excited by the prospect of a Bernardo/De Bruyne midfield pairing next season, something they believe will make City difficult to live with.

Writes Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News: “De Bruyne's absence through injury was supposed to hinder City last season, only for Bernardo Silva to transform into an all-action pint-sized wrecking ball that would hound players to win the ball off them and dance around them on the way to creating yet another goal.

“Again, Guardiola regarded him as the best player in the league.

“Formidable without the other, the FA Cup final gave a terrifying preview of the havoc the pair could wreak when on the pitch on the same time and a strong pre-season should see them in peak condition for August.

“It is hard to see any Premier League team matching a midfield that can boast a fit De Bruyne and Bernardo and also have David Silva, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan to call on.”

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RUMOURS: The press continue to link City with Joao Cancelo.

Transfers, international fixtures and the Women’s World Cup provide the talking points in Friday’s edition of Media Watch.

In amongst the usual gossip, there’s reaction from England’s Nations League game and praise for City’s Lionesses ahead of their World Cup opener.