Man City transfer interest in £51m Spain star 'concrete' as Ederson replacement emerges

Ederson should be fit for Manchester City's game against Wolves
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Manchester City have yet to make a signing this summer, with the only movement around the club being outgoings so far.

Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Tommy Doyle made their loan moves permanent to join Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers for a combined £24million in May. Then earlier this week another academy graduate Lewis Fiorini left for Stockport County following a temporary spell at Charlton Athletic.

But more senior players are also being linked with leaving. Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly verbally agreed to join Saudi Pro League club Al Itihad next summer, and Ederson may be moving to Al Nassr this summer...

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Looking at Lunin

City are reportedly considering signing Andriy Lunin to replace Ederson this summer. The Real Madrid goalkeeper is said to be on the club's shortlist, with Portugal's Diogo Costa also apparently catching the club's attention at the European Championship. Bernabeu Digital reports City's interest in the Champions League winner, claiming that the departure of Ederson is imminent.

Lunin left an impression at the Etihad Stadium during the Champions League quarter-finals, which are not said to have been forgotten by the club. The goalkeeper is also said to meet Pep Guardiola's parameters as a relatively young shot-stopper ready to start.

MEN Sport says: "As well as Lunin performed last season, particularly at the Etihad, entrusting a goalkeeper who barely has a whole season of top-flight football experience to replace Ederson would be a risk. The Ukraine international is also fresh from being dropped by the national team during the European Championship.

"Ultimately, Madrid seems happy to cash in on the 'keeper this summer now that Thibaut Courtois has returned to fitness. If the former Belgium international had not suffered such a serious injury, there would be no talk of City signing Lunin, so one season should not change that now."

Olmo interest

City are reportedly pursuing Dani Olmo again this summer after years of links to the RB Leipzig attacker. Pep Guardiola is said to have asked the club to sign the Spain international before, with the pursuit now described as concrete - and their interest great.

Olmo remains Guardiola's preference, Bild reports, and has a £51m release clause until July 15. But there is reportedly no rush with the German club said to be keen to cash in on the player for around that valuation regardless, 12 months after refusing to let him leave for the Premier League.

MEN Sport says: "If Olmo is available for £51m this summer, then it is no surprise City are reportedly showing interest in the attacking midfielder. An impressive European Championships, scoring Spain's first and assisting their second in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Germany, hardly hurts his prospects of playing in the Premier League this coming season.

"De Bruyne's shoes would be an unenviable pair to fill, so having a season sharing the pitch with the Belgium international would no doubt be beneficial. Working with Guardiola at last in what could be the manager's final season at City is also hugely preferable."