Here is a list of the players who have been linked with a move to Manchester City in the previous week.

Roberto Firmino (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)

Manchester City are keen on signing 23-year-old Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino in the coming transfer window. Firmino had signed a contract extension a year back with TSG Hoffenheim which ties him with the club until 2017. According to Mirror, Manchester City who are keen to rebuild their side are keeping an eye on the midfielder and they hope to bring him at the Etihad for a transfer fee of A?20million. The Brazilian had attracted several bidders last season too as he performed pretty well and also made his way into the Brazilian squad. In the present season, he has scored 12 goals in 32 games for Hoffenheim in all competitions and provided 9 assists. It will be a great buy for Manuel Pellegrinia s side as the Chilean manager can use him in several positions in the midfield. Also, reportedly City league rivals Manchester United and Arsenal are also interested in the Brazilian midfielder.

Pablo Dybala (Palermo FC)

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According to reports in Italy, Palermo FC are all set to release their star striker Pablo Dybala after this season. Reportedly, Manchester City are interested in signing the Argentine youngster from the Italian club in the next transfer window. Regarding Dybalaa s release club President Maurizio said, a Ia ve asked Iachini not to play Dybala in these last few games.

a Ita s possible that in the next eight to 10 days wea ll sell the player, and I want to avoid injuries in this very delicate phase. There is strong interest in him from three Italian clubs, and two from abroad.

a In Italy therea s Juventus, Inter and Milan, I think Berlusconia s Rossoneri could try as theya re trying to revitalise the club. Meanwhile, in Europe therea s Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, as well as Manchester City who would like to try and get him, but must sell first for Financial Fair Play.a

Pablo Dybala has intrigued several other top clubs and Manchester City needs to act fast and hard in order to bag his signing.

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspurs)

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As Per ESPN FCa s reports, Manchester City are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspurs young left-back Danny Rose in the summer. The English defender who got a recent national team call up due to some good show for the club this season is reportedly closely monitored by Manuel Pellegrinia s side as well as the newly crowned Premier League Champions Chelsea FC. Danny Rosea s inclusion will fulfill the criteria of signing more homegrown players for Manchester City. The Chilean manager had mentioned that they need to sign more and more English home grown players. Also, there is a speculation that former Lazio defender Aleksandar Kolarov may move back to Serie A after this season. In that case, Rose will fit in perfectly as a replacement for Kolarov in the squad.