Barcelona midfielder Yaya Touré has joined his brother, Kolo, at Eastlands after completing a £28m move from Nou Camp. The Ivorian, 27, is City's third signing of the summer, following David Silva and Jerome Boateng.
The South Coast club have rejected a £5m double bid from Lazio for Nadir Belhadj and Kevin-Prince Boateng. The Serie A side have reportedly been told to double their offer for the duo, as the Fratton Park club prepare for their Championship campaign.
The Black Cats have joined Everton as favourites for the signature of Manchester City and England Under-21 defender Nedum Onuoha. The City academy graduate is surplus to requirements at Eastlands after the arrival of Jerome Boateng.
The club are close to completing a season-long loan deal for Spartak Moscow goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa. The 31-year-old Croatian international, capped 81 times, has not joined Spartak on their pre-season training camp.