Pep Guardiola continues to reiterate that Manchester City won’t be doing any business this January, but the speculation remains.
This time, the story in question claims City made a last-ditch attempt to sign a Brazilian wonderkid, whilst elsewhere in the media, Phil Foden has been explaining what makes Guardiola such a special coach.
There’s praise for Sergio Aguero, too, with Peter Crouch revealing why he thinks the Argentine is the Club’s greatest ever signing.
Writes Matthew Cooper: “Real Madrid still look set to sign Reinier, despite a reported late bid from Manchester City promising the youngster more money.
“Reinier has long been linked with the La Liga giants , who were said to have won the race for his signature earlier this month, with a deal set to be completed once he turns 18.
“However, the report states that City made a last-ditch attempt to lure the Brazilian wonderkid to the Etihad, offering around £850,000 more than Real.”
From the players
“You honestly can't ask for a better manager in football. He's so demanding, even me at such a young age, he wants a lot from me, that's what I love.
“He always wants to push me further. He makes you a better player, the best you can be. I'm thankful for that.
“He is a great guy, very down to earth. You can have just a normal conversation with him. If he sees a weakness in someone's game, he will correct it straight away.
“To be honest, I don't know how he sees so many things, he changes things a little bit and it makes such a big difference.”
"A fee of £38million seemed a lot of money when he arrived from Atletico Madrid in July 2011 but he repaid that with one flash of his right boot in May 2012.
"Aguero's goal made City Premier League champions and changed everything.
"You also have to consider what he has done since Pep Guardiola arrived. I am convinced Gabriel Jesus was signed to replace Aguero but the Brazilian can't get near him. In three-and-a-half years working with Guardiola, Aguero has rattled in 113 goals.
"The first time he scored for City was within nine minutes of coming on as substitute against Swansea. He has barely stopped scoring since.
“Every team in the world would want this lethal Argentine - the man who has made the exceptional appear routine.”