Jude Bellingham and Manuel Akanji conversation caught on camera as 'greatest-ever' message sent

Manchester City players will soon be reunited ahead of the 2024/25 season.

Those currently not in international action are awaiting the return of their team-mates, with several City stars still competing for their country at Euro 2024 and Copa America.

Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and John Stones reached the semi-finals of Euro 2024 on Saturday after a penalty shootout win, bringing to an end Manuel Akanji's tournament in the process, meanwhile Rodri and Nathan Ake are also still in with a chance of glory.

Elsewhere, Julian Alvarez helped Argentina to the last four of Copa America and they will face Canada for a place in the final of the competition.

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Below is a round-up of the latest talking points relating to the Sky Blues.

Bellingham gesture spotted

It was devastating end to Euro 2024 for Akanji after seeing his penalty saved by Jordan Pickford and England progressing to the semi-finals.

The City defender was seen being consoled by Jude Bellingham after the match, with the pair sharing a conversation before swapping shirts.

This was not the first time this campaign Bellingham had experienced a shootout victory at the expense of the Swiss star, having knocked City out of the Champions League last season in similar circumstances.

Walker praise

While there was despair for Akanji, there was joy for Kyle Walker after playing his part in England keeping their hopes of silverware alive.

The 34-year-old played the full 120 minutes of Saturday's showdown and has featured for the entirety of every game so far at the Euros.

Taking to Instagram to celebrate this latest result, Walker wrote on Instagram: "Can’t beat a penalty shoot out. Looking forward to the semi, let’s keep going. Thanks for the travelling support today."

Leaving a comment on this post, ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas heaped praise on the full-back with a huge compliment. "England’s greatest-ever right-back…think about that, lad.".