The state of play as Manchester City head into the final week of the transfer window

Manchester City look set to be busy in the final week of the transfer window. The state of play has several City player’s futures needing to be resolved, and a potential deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes in the wings.


Amongst the City contingent whose future should be resolved this week is full-back Joao Cancelo. He has been left out of the treble winner’s squad since the season began. Fabrizio Romano reports that a loan deal to La Liga champions Barcelona should be completed this week. The potential move has been held up by Barcelona’s financial situation Romano has additionally reported.

Tommy Doyle is another one who should possibly find a move in the last week of the window. The academy graduate has been linked with Wolves as reported by Alex Crook of Talksport. Also, Sheffield United are interested in another loan deal for the England youth international. The Blades manager Paul Heckingbottom confirmed the club may be interested in securing a loan deal for Doyle.

Cole Palmer is another City player whose future is unknown heading into the final week of the window. With the arrival of Belgian winger Jeremy Doku, it has cast doubts on Palmer’s future at the Etihad. Palmer has stated his ambition to play more football this season. After starting the season in good form with two goals already this season, there would be no shortage of suitors for the England youth international.

The future of youngster James McAtee is another one to watch this week. McAtee had been earmarked to stay with the club this window to take the next step in his career. But after the arrival of Jeremy Doku and possibly Matheus Nunes, McAtee’s path to the City’s first team may be blocked. A loan move to either Sheffield United as mentioned by their manager Paul Heckingbottom or Wolves as reported by Simon Jones of the Daily Mail.


The treble winners will attempt to complete a deal for Matheus Nunes this week. He has become their main target to reinforce the midfield as reported by Fabrizio Romano. A potential deal for Nunes will likely be the only major incoming of the final week of the window for City.

Eberechi Eze was another linked with the European champions. Dean Smith and Nizaar Kinsella of the Standard had reported on City’s interest in the England midfielder. But a move appears unlikely now with Palace determined to keep their star man.


A busy final week of the window looms for the champions. With a host of players headlined by Joao Cancelo awaiting clarification on their futures, a busy week in the transfer window could lie ahead.

With the potential arrival of Matheus Nunes looming the League champions may have their squad settled ahead of a busy 23/24 campaign.

Tags Cole Palmer Football Transfers James McAtee Jeremy Doku Joao Cancelo Manchester City Matheus Nunes Sheffield United Treble winners Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves