Manchester City are not interested in signing either Joao Felix or Bruno Fernandes, according to reports in the local media.
Claims from Portugal have repeatedly linked the pair with a move to the Etihad but it is believed the Citizens won’t be signing any attacking players this summer.
Fans on Twitter had a mixed reaction to the news:
good to hear. we need a CDM and a CB, not other pos.
— dijkstra's (@damrider11) June 11, 2019
We need de Light.
— Swabhiman Paikaraya (@swabhi15) June 11, 2019
I’m sorry but I don’t believe you. A portuguese football commentator, a specialist I must say, by the name Rui Pedro Braz, has guaranteed that at least 3 clubs, including City and Utd, have offered to pay Felix’s release clause of 120m. And I believe him because he never fails.
— Vitor Miranda (@vitorsmirand) June 11, 2019
Just being used to inflate their prices and potential wages
— vvk (@vikk_cool) June 11, 2019
Yeah makes sense. rather go for Rodri and try to keep Sane
— Batmo Beal (@Zubac4Muscala) June 11, 2019
It's not coherent at all benfica say city have propose 6M à year and now nothing? 🤦♂
— Nicolas. (@Nicolas15134432) June 11, 2019
We have enough great players to compete again for the domestic treble.
— h. grimes (@es_grimes) June 12, 2019
Rodri and either a right back, left back, center back or Felix …… we are in hunt for more than 2 ….SMOKESCREEN
— Daz (@daz_blue) June 11, 2019
It is said that City are only considering moves for a holding midfielder and a centre-back, with Rodri and Harry Maguire the club’s primary targets.
In Rodri’s case, the Premier League champions are prepared to pay the midfielder’s £62m release clause, but the player remains undecided on his future.
With Maguire, any deal is likely to prove extremely costly with Leicester now reportedly demanding up to £90m for the England international.
An added complication in a move for the centre-back is the fact that Manchester United are also interested in the player.