Man City Summer Transfer Deadline Day Tracker 2014: List of Moves and Rumours
Monday signals the end of the summer transfer window. Deadline day usually throws up a series of last-minute deals—some expected, some surprising.
Manchester City are likely to see more players leave than arrive, with Micah Richards, Matija Nastasic and Scott Sinclair expected to be available for transfer. However, there may well be room for one more addition, too.
Here we take a look at the latest rumours and news concerning City's transfer deadline day activity.
Negredo Moves to Valencia
Valencia have confirmed, at the 11th-hour, that Alvaro Negredo has joined them. The finer details of the move are yet to be confirmed, but a loan deal followed by a commitment to buy appears to be in place.
Valencia CF (@valenciacf) September 1, 2014
Emyr Huws' Moves to Wigan
Richards Signs for Fiorentina
City's longest-serving player, Micah Richards, has left the club and joined Fiorentina. He has passed a medical and will sign initially on a season-long loan move, according to the Sun's Martin Blackburn.
City captain Vincent Kompany has already taken to Twitter to offer words of praise for Richards and his time at City.
Emyr Huws and John Guidetti Wanted Men
City youngster Emyr Huws' loan move to Wigan may well be made into a permanent arrangement before the transfer window closes this evening, according to Martin Blackburn at the Sun. The deal is set to net City somewhere in the region of £3.25 million.
Blackburn also suggests Celtic are interested in taking John Guidetti, possibly on loan.
Celtic the latest club to enquire about #mcfc striker John guidetti. Loan deal poss.— Martin Blackburn (@SunMartinB) September 1, 2014
Richards' Switch to Fiorentina Nearing Completion
Guidetti Interesting Palermo as Clock Ticks Down
City striker John Guidetti looks likely to move on before the window slams shut tonight. Stuart Brennan, the Manchester Evening News' chief Manchester City writer, believes Italian side Palermo are showing interest.
John Guidetti interesting Palermo in Serie A. Maybe a loan deal with a fee at the end of it.— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) September 1, 2014
Guidetti is another who needs to play regularly if he wants his career to progress. At the moment, he is unlikely to play regularly for City, and a loan move with a view of a permanent switch in the summer seems logical for all concerned.
Valencia Offer for Negredo Expected to Be Accepted
Brennan is also reporting that Valencia's move for Alvaro Negredo is firming up, with City now expected to accept their offer and try to push a deal through.
Heard that Negredo to Valencia is almost done - now it's a race to get it completed before midnight.— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) September 1, 2014
He also believes City fans should not be expecting any incoming transfers before the window shuts.
I am also told that City expect no incoming transfers tonight.— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) September 1, 2014
Negredo to Valencia Still Possible
The Sun's Martin Blackburn believes City could well still do a deal with Valencia for Alvaro Negredo, despite appearing to have missed out on Radamel Falcao.
Blackburn suggests a deal of a season-long loan deal followed by a £23.8 million transfer in the summer is on offer and City are yet to rule it out.
Stoke Interest in Scott Sinclair
According to Mark Ogden at The Telegraph, City's Scott Sinclair is being tracked by Stoke City.
Stoke trying to do a deal for Scott Sinclair at #mcfc. Would see the last of Mancini's disastrous 2012 signings cleared out..— Mark Ogden (@MOgdenTelegraph) September 1, 2014
The winger, who joined City during the ill-fated summer of 2012, has failed to nail down a place in the City first XI, and he needs to move on to resurrect his career.
Pellegrini made it clear after the win over Newcastle on the opening weekend of the season that he is available for transfer and it seems former City boss Mark Hughes may be keen to offer him a route out (via Samuel Stevens at the Independent).
Nastasic Interest Increasing
The Mirror's David McDonnell has reported that City's Matija Nastasic is the subject of interest from Newcastle, Arsenal, Marseille and Tottenham.
The 21-year-old is thought to be surplus to requirements at City and a deadline day move is very much expected.
Richards Expected to Sign for Fiorentina
Micah Richards, City's longest-serving player, is expected to sign for Fiorentina on Monday—initially on loan but with a view to a more permanent arrangement next summer, according to a report in The Guardian.
The 25-year-old had fallen out of favour at City after an injury-affected two years, and he will be looking to get his career back on track if his move to Serie A materialises.
Indeed, Stuart Brennan from the Manchester Evening News has taken to Twitter to confirm Richards has travelled to Florence to complete the move.
Micah Richards is in Florence to complete a move to Fiorentina— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) September 1, 2014
Falcao in United Loan Move?
There had been strong talk of a last-ditch attempt by City to bring Falcao to the Etihad on deadline day, but it seems Manchester United have gazumped them and agreed a loan move, according to BBC Sport.
City had been seen as a possible destination, but with limits on the make up of their squad, it seems they could not make room for Falcao to join and therefore left United in pole position.