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Manchester City Transfer News: Ajax midfielder chooses French club amid interest from Man City and Barcelona; City decides on Real Madrid's Isco and more - January 17, 2019

Suman Dey
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6.80K   //    17 Jan 2019, 18:23 IST

Manchester City has given their opinion about Isco
Manchester City has given their opinion about Isco

Hello and welcome to the Manchester City Transfer corner.

The transfer window is into its third week, and several big name players are linked with the club from the blue side of Manchester. And although Pep Guardiola has stated that Man City won't be making any signings in January, it hasn't stopped the rumors surrounding the Premier League Champions.

Hence, without much ado, let's look at what's today's edition of transfer news has in store for us.


#4 Marcelo Bielsa rules out selling of Jack Clarke

Clarke has impressed this season.
Clarke has impressed this season.

According to the Sun, Leeds United boss, Marcelo Bielsa has ruled out selling of youngster, Jack Clarke at any price. The 18-year-old has been a subject of interest for many Premier League clubs, with Manchester City touted to be the favorites to land the Englishman.

Clarke has impressed for Leeds this season, putting in a series of consistent performances, including a stunning display in a 2-0 win over fellow Championship side, Derby. The manager is confident that Clarke could play Premier League with Leeds next season and the player himself has expressed his desire to stay with the Whites, saying,

I am happy at Leeds.
It is massive every time I play. All I want to do is make an impact and make a difference.

England manager, Gareth Southgate and under-21 coach, Aidy Boothroyd are also monitoring the youngster. 

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#3 Man City target, Frenkie De Jong reaches an agreement with PSG

De Jong is heading to France.
De Jong is heading to France.

In a significant blow to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City's pursuit of a central defensive midfielder, the Sun reports that Ajax star, Frenkie De Jong has reached an agreement over a £67 million switch to Paris-Saint Germain. The 21-year-old was previously reported to be joining Barcelona, but in a dramatic turn of events, the French champions are now close to signing the midfielder.

In a recent interview with the Guardian, De Jong revealed -

"It's difficult to say what will happen. I want to finish this season well with Ajax. Then we will see.
"Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave. I'm not sure.

A central midfielder is still a top priority for Pep Guardiola, but with De Jong moving to PSG, the Citizens would have to look elsewhere.

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Suman Dey
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A sports enthusiast and an avid follower of football. Since childhood I was encouraged to play cricket and in no time it became a hobby. Gradually I found interest in other sports also. Football is in my blood and I love the electrifying ambiance that surrounds it. I often watch the pre and post match analysis of a match and try to learn how to analyze a football game. The thing that intrigues me the most is that there are so many things happening behind the scenes that are oblivious to our naked eyes. The technological advancements that has been made are phenomenal. I like analyzing a game from a statistical point of view. Being a data guy myself , I am firm believer of providing insights through facts and data. Though a game is always unpredictable , analyzing it from different dimensions can provide some very interesting conclusions.
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