Manchester City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain and Chief Executive Ferran Soriano.
With two weeks of the transfer window left to run, Manchester City have almost completed their incoming business. Signing a centre-back remains a priority, and there are players on the fringes of Manuel Pellegrini’s squad who could be shown the exit door, but the majority of City's transfers were done swiftly.
Here’s all the latest transfer news and rumours coming out of the Etihad.
Last updated: August 21
The Mail are reporting today that Everton have made an enquiry about signing Gareth Barry on loan. With injury concerns over Darron Gibson, and big clubs still interested in moving for Marouane Fellaini, Everton manager Roberto Martinez is trying to sign Barry on a temporary deal.
Barry is 32 and remains a very useful player, but with Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Jack Rodwell, James Milner and Javi Garcia all younger and competing for midfield slots, Barry may find his playing time more limited this season.
Aston Villa are also interested.
Scott Sinclair's future remains in doubt, with Manuel Pellegrini admitting the winger can leave in order to find first-team football. West Brom are reportedly interested in the former Swansea player who has struggled to nail down a place in the City side since his move last summer.
According to the Mail, Pellegrini said, "If he wants to go on loan to play more, we will try."
It’s a clear indication from the manager that he is prepared to let Sinclair go, but City and West Brom have been struggling to hammer out the terms of a deal, with City preferring a permanent deal and West Brom looking for a loan.
It seems almost certain, though, that Sinclair will leave City at some point over the next two weeks.
Everton are being linked with a move for Gareth Barry which would see the midfielder go on loan for the final year of his Manchester City contract. It seems unlikely he will play much at City and Everton manager Roberto Martinez wants to get a deal done quickly because Arsenal are also showing interest.
The stumbling block is the player's salary. Barry is reportedly on £100,000-a-week at City with Everton wanting to strike a deal whereby his wages are subsidised.
It’s thought that Manuel Pellegrini is willing to let Barry leave because City have a wealth of options in midfield and his chances of playing this season will be limited.
City winger Scott Sinclair, who only joined the club during last summer’s transfer window, has signed for West Brom on loan until the end of the season.
Sinclair struggled to play his way into the City side last season after some nervy performances, playing just 11 times in total. The loan deal is with a view to a permanent deal being struck next summer.
The former Chelsea and Swansea player now has a chance to resurrect a career that was stalling badly at City.
Denis Suarez, arguably City’s finest young prospect, has signed for Barcelona. The 19-year-old played regularly for the elite development side and was seen as a player capable of making the breakthrough into the first-team but had only managed two League Cup appearances for the club.