Manchester City are denying the possibility of moving for Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry should Raheem Sterling seal a move away from the Premier League champions, with Chelsea closing in on the England international in a deal that should exceed £45 million.
With Sterling expected to depart the Etihad Stadium and talk surrounding his exit going on for several weeks, many supporters have wondered if the club will be looking to replace the winger, given his different skillset and qualities to the remaining wingers at the club.
Reports from Sam Lee of The Athletic earlier in the window suggested that the Blues will not be looking to replace the England international should he leave, with there also being a firm intention to play academy graduate and winger Cole Palmer more next season.
On Saturday night, Phil Thomas in The Sun claimed that Bayern forward Gnabry would top Pep Guardiola's wishlist if Sterling were to leave, with Manchester United also said to be attentive to the player's situation.
Gnabry is currently involved in a contract standoff with the Bundesliga champions with only a year remaining on his current deal in Munich, and speculation has grown linking the Germany international with a move away at a relatively low price.
Following the story, the potential signing of Gnabry as a Sterling replacement has been discussed in length by City supporters on social media given the aforementioned contract situation as well as the fact he would be considered a homegrown player, owing to his development within the Arsenal academy.
However, on Monday afternoon, it emerged via Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail and others that the club were denying the potential of moving for Gnabry in the event Sterling departed – bringing an end to the discussions surrounding the 26-year-old wide man.
Elsewhere, Leeds have confirmed the signing of City academy midfielder Darko Gyabi who will join Jesse Marsch's side on a four-year deal, after a £5 million deal was agreed between the two sides over a week ago. Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News reports that there are no additional payments or clauses on that £5 million agreement.
Sheffield United have confirmed the season-long loan signing of Tommy Doyle, with no option to buy the 20-year-old at the end of the loan.
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