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Manchester City denies transfer speculation about a swap deal involving Neymar

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Manchester City has refreshed their squad ahead of the upcoming 2022/23 season. The club has already signed Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips for Pep Guardiola. The latest player to have been linked with Manchester City is Brazilian superstar, Neymar.

Paris Saint-Germain is looking to offload the forward this summer as per multiple reports. However, not many clubs in the world can afford to sign Neymar. Recent reports have indicated that the French champions have approached Manchester City for a swap deal involving Neymar.

The Parisians have seemingly expressed an interest in taking Bernardo Silva in exchange for Neymar from Manchester City as part of the deal. However, the negotiation has been expressly denied by the Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard has clarified that Manchester City have not been approached by the French club for any such deal. He brushed the reports aside as rumors and not credible information.

Manchester City looking ahead to the upcoming season

Pep Guardiola while denying the rumors of a proposed swap deal said:

“Neymar is an incredible player and from the information that I have an incredibly nice guy. Leave him to express the huge talent that he has in Paris alongside Lionel Messi and the other stars they have.”

The Citizens’ boss will be looking forward to the upcoming season with his refreshed squad. The Manager will be hoping that new signings Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips settle in quickly in the pre-season. Any manager in the world would love to have Neymar as part of their squad, however, the Spaniard seems content with his attacking options.

Pep Guardiola will hope to win a third successive Premier League title. However, he would most importantly be hoping for a better showing in UEFA Champions League. The Citizens were knocked out by Real Madrid at the Semi-Final stage last season. However, the Spaniard will be hoping that new signings can have the required impact for the club to lead them to European glory.

Nevertheless, it will be an important season for Manchester City as no club since Sir Alex Ferguson has been able to lift the Premier League for three consecutive years. The Citizens will want to break that record this season. Hopefully, the fans will be treated to a scintillating title race for the title yet again!!

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