Manchester City side are yet to replace Sergio Aguero following his summer move to Barcelona but may decide not to pursue a new striker in January, according to reports
Manchester City may not move for a striker to replace Ferran Torres when the January transfer window opens next month.
Torres has sealed his switch to Barcelona for an initial fee of £46million, with potential add-ons meaning the deal could rise to £54million.
Following Sergio Aguero’s departure last summer, also to Barcelona before he was forced to retire due to health issues, City are yet to bring a new forward in.
But reports have suggested any move for a new striker could be put on hold, despite Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic making his transfer intentions clear and reports linking Pep Guardiola’s side with a move for a Bundesliga powerhouse.
Here are all the latest Man City transfer rumours.
Striker move ‘on hold’
City have put a move for a striker “on hold” until the summer, it has been reported.
But despite selling Ferran Torres to Barcelona for a tidy profit, the funds are set to be held on to until Kane or Haaland are more obtainable next summer, it is claimed
Club target Schick
Other reports have suggested that City plan to make an offer for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick in January.
According to Ekrem Konur [via ESPN], they are looking to make an offer in the January transfer window.
Schick has netted an impressive 16 goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances so far this season and won the Euro 2020 Goal of the Tournament for his effort against Scotland.
And the latest reports have suggested Guardiola may be tempted to bring him to the Etihad as he looks to bring in a top-class centre-forward.
Vlahovic’s intentions become clear
Transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed a move to the Premier League is preferred by Vlahovic in an interview with Wettfreunde.
The forward, who Di Marzio describes as having “improved incredibly over the past 12 months and is incredibly talented”, has just 18 months on his Fiorentina contract and could be set for a big-money move.
And City have received a further boost as the player is said to be “asking for a lot of money” which would reportedly make a move to Serie A giants Juventus difficult.
Vlahovic’s agents are also said to believe that “Tottenham or Man City or Man Utd are better for him” than a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.