How have Manchester City got on in the summer transfer window? Here’s a look at their dealings so far and an update on what to expect in January.
Net spend (estimated)
Bernardo Silva (Monaco) £43m; Ederson (Benfica) £34.7m; Douglas Luiz (Vasco da Gama, loaned to Girona) £10m; Kyle Walker (Tottenham) £45m; Danilo (Real Madrid) £26.5m; Benjamin Mendy (Monaco) £52m; Larry Kayode (Austria Vienna, loaned to Girona) £3.5m.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Jonny Evans (West Brom).
Players missed out on
Dani Alves (Paris St-Germain), Kylian Mbappe (Monaco).
Potential January targets
None at the moment, but that may change if City don’t sign a striker.
Players promoted to first-team squad
Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz.
Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield) £8m; Nolito (Sevilla) £7.9m; Olivier Ntcham (Celtic) £4.5m; Aleksander Kolarov (Roma) £4.5m; Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) £25m; Fernando (Galatasaray) £4.3m; Samir Nasri (Antalyaspor) £3.2m, Enes Unal (Villarreal) £13m, Jason Denayer (Galatasaray) loan.
Eliaquim Mangala, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabian Delph, Wilfried Bony.
Players who can’t be moved out
Players due for contract renewal
Yaya Toure, Fernandinho.
Areas of squad still with shortcomings
City are short of cover for strikers after allowing Iheanacho to leave for Leicester City in the summer. Pep Guardiola only has Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus as centre forwards and would like to bring in another player before the window closes, which is why he has been chasing Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez all summer.
Similarly he only has three centre-backs that he trusts with Mangala and Denayer failing to impress the City boss in preseason. He would like to bring in a fourth before Thursday but also needs to shift out some of his current players.
Has this been a good transfer window for the club?
Guardiola has made significant improvements to his squad, particularly with the signing of three exciting and speedy full-backs to replace the four 30-somethings who weren’t up to the job he required.
There has been criticism about the amount of money he has spent but the more the transfer window has dragged on, the more those figures don’t look too expensive. Meanwhile, the £43m they paid for 23-year-old playmaker Bernardo Silva is looking liking a virtual bargain.
City haven’t brought in as much as cash as they would have liked but the club have been determined to ship out their elder statesmen and bring in younger replacements.
Jonathan is ESPN FC’s Manchester City correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @jonnysmiffy.