It promises to be a busy deadline day for Manchester City, hopefully with a certain Chilean arriving, but also in terms of sorting out the futures of unwanted stars.
Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia has information on two tonight. Firstly, the Eliaquim Mangala saga goes on, despite Inter sporting director Walter Sabatini stating earlier that the club were done in terms of transfers.
According to Di Marzio, intermediaries have been at work today and hope to get Manchester City’s “ok” tomorrow for a loan deal that will see Mangala head to the San Siro, and in doing so free space for Jonny Evans to potentially join from West Brom.
Meanwhile, in a more bizarre story, newly-promoted Hellas Verona, who signed Bruno Zuculini from City earlier this summer, have offered a loan deal for Wilfried Bony. English reports have the Ivorian on the verge of a return to Swansea for £13million, which may explain why Hellas have yet to receive an answer from the Etihad.
23:40 UPDATE: Bony has said “yes” to Hellas! Is his move to Swansea on the rocks?
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) August 30, 2017