With the summer upon us, the transfer rumour mill is cranking up a gear as media outlets begin to speculate over Manchester City’s plans this summer.
There are reports of several targets in Wednesday’s newspapers, while Kyle Walker has also provided an insight into life inside the City camp.
Transfer rumours are where we start though, with reports in Italy revealing what it would take to land Juventus full-back, Joao Cancelo.
Kaustubh Pandey of Calciomercarto writes: “They will only sell Cancelo if the two interested clubs- Man United and City, offer a fee in the region of 60 million euros and if Cancelo himself asks the club for a summer move.
“Cancelo isn’t currently on the list of players that Juve will want to sell. A lot will depend on Max Allegri’s possible stay at Juve, who will make a decision about the full-back at the end of May.”
Midfield is also an area which has got journalists considering what City’s transfer plans are ahead of the new season.
ESPN’s Jonathan Smith claims it’s a top priority for the champions as he writes: “Sources have told ESPN FC that Rodri Hernandez is a target, and a preferred option to his fellow Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.
“And 18-year-old midfielder Phil Foden is also set to play a bigger part of Guardiola’s plans after making a big impact in City’s title run-in by starting the final three Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium.”
Finally, Walker has told journalists how inspiring Pep Guardiola’s team-talks can be, as he hailed the boss’ impact again this season.
Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “I don’t want to go too much into detail on his team talks but sometimes it is emotional because he puts everything into it.
“He remembers everything. He dedicates certain games to certain players. We go through it all together.”
“He puts his all into every single game – his speeches, his emotions – they are touching sometimes.”
That’s all for today, but we’ll be back with more paper talk tomorrow.