Man City Summer Transfer Deadline Day Tracker 2014: List of Moves and Rumours

Rob PollardFeatured ColumnistSeptember 1, 2014

Man City Summer Transfer Deadline Day Tracker 2014: List of Moves and Rumours

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    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

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    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.

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    Valencia CF (@valenciacf) September 1, 2014

    BREAKING: Valencia confirm signing of Alvaro Negredo from Manchester City on loan. #SSNHQ #SkyDeadlineDay

    — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) September 1, 2014

Emyr Huws' Moves to Wigan

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    Emyr Huws' permanent move to Wigan has now been confirmed by the club.

    EMYR HUWS: Welsh youngster @EmyrHuws1 has made his Wigan loan move permanent: Story: http://t.co/IJ0nlIqtkw #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Os0MQeAqQl

    — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 1, 2014

Richards Signs for Fiorentina

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    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.

    Micah Richards loan deal to Fiorentina is....done #mcfc. @SunSportNow

    — Martin Blackburn (@SunMartinB) September 1, 2014

    City captain Vincent Kompany has already taken to Twitter to offer words of praise for Richards and his time at City.

    #MCFC club legend! Proud to have played 6 years alongside this man. Congratulations and good luck at @ACF_Fiorentina my brother #forzaMicah

    — Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) September 1, 2014

Emyr Huws and John Guidetti Wanted Men

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    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.

    Emyr Huws set to join #wafc on permanent deal. Should earn #mcfc another £3.25m @SunSportNow

    — Martin Blackburn (@SunMartinB) September 1, 2014

    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

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    The Mirror's Simon Mullock believes Micah Richards' move to Italian side Fiorentina is moving ever closer.

    Understand Micah Richards has passed his medical at Fiorentina and deal now close to completion

    — Simon Mullock (@MullockSMirror) September 1, 2014

     

Guidetti Interesting Palermo as Clock Ticks Down

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    #mcfc still weighing up Valencia offer for Negredo. It's a loan for rest of season with 30m euros deal in summer = £23.8m @SunSportNow

    — Martin Blackburn (@SunMartinB) September 1, 2014

    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

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    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

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    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.

    Newcastle and Marseille join Arsenal and Tottenham in bid to sign Matija Nastasic. Story on @MirrorFootball #MCFC #AFC #THFC

    — David McDonnell (@DiscoMirror) September 1, 2014

Richards Expected to Sign for Fiorentina

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    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?

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    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.