PSG make Manchester City star 'priority' signing with 'talks held' for forgotten man

Sergio Gomez
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With the summer transfer window set to open next Friday, Manchester City will be hoping that they are no longer the centre of attention in English football.

The reigning champions have taken legal action against the Premier League over new rules relating to associated party transactions (APTs). The rules limit the amount of money an owner's affiliated business can pump into their club through sponsorship.

Away from that, City will have some decisions to make on the players who are no longer in their plans for the new 2024/25 season. While they are expected to complete some transfer business this summer, they must also ensure they stay within the Profit and Sustainability Rules.

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With that said, MEN Sport has taken a look at the latest City news and gossip that has been doing the rounds in the last 24 hours.

Julian Alvarez made a 'priority' signing

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly pursuing a move for Julian Alvarez following the exit of Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid.

According to Caught Offside, the French giants have met with the representatives of City. It is said they have informed the club they intend to make the Argentina international a priority signing when the summer transfer window opens.

The report adds that Alvarez would be offered a long-term contract in Paris which would be valid until 2029.

MEN Sport says: It will take a lot of convincing to persuade City to part ways with one of their valuable assets. The World Cup winner is a top talent and his ability to play in different roles remains attractive to boss Pep Guardiola. With Chelsea also reported to be keeping an eye on his situation at the Etihad, it would be a mistake from the club to sell Alvarez.

La Liga club open talks for defender

Left-back Sergio Gomez is expected to depart the Etihad this summer after becoming surplus to requirements for Guardiola.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Real Sociedad have opened talks over Gomez as they look for a replacement to Kieran Tierney. The Scotland international has returned to Arsenal after spending a season-long loan in Spain.

Gomez meanwhile, completed the move to City from Anderlecht in 2022, but struggled to cement a regular place in the squad. Across the last two seasons, the 21-year-old made 38 appearances.

MEN Sport says: It's important for City to offload players that aren't part of Guardiola's plans, and City will hope to recoup some of the £11m spent on signing Gomez to stay within the Profit and Sustainability Rules. According to transfermarkt, he is currently valued at £8m.