Manchester City eye up transfer for Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney as possible Oleksandr Zinchenko replacement


MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly lining up a transfer move for Arsenal star Kieran Tierney.

That’s after losing Oleksandr Zinchenko to the Gunners, with the Ukrainian ironically taking Tierney’s place in Mikel Arteta’s XI.

The Mirror claims Pep Guardiola is desperate to add a left-back to his squad before deadline day.

City were hoping to land Marc Cucurella from Brighton this month.

But after seeing several bids rejected, the deal was then hijacked by Chelsea who paid a mammoth £62million for the Spaniard.

City are reportedly on the verge of a deal for Anderlecht youngster Sergio Gomez.

But Guardiola wants a more experienced defender to come in and provide support for Joao Cancelo.

However, he returned to action on August 5 and is expected to start Saturday’s clash with Leicester. 

Mikel Arteta remained coy about Tierney’s situation when asked at Arsenal’s pre-match press conference ahead of their clash with Leicester. 

When asked about the rumours, the Arsenal manager said: ‘No and you know I’m not going to be commenting on individual cases.’ 

City are also closing in on the signing of a new left-back in Sergio Gomez after agreeing an initial £11million fee with Anderlecht.

And Tierney is now thought to be at the top of City’s shopping list.

The 25-year-old ex-Celtic ace has been an important player for Arsenal since his 2019 move.

However, Tierney’s progress has been blighted by injury since his Emirates switch.

And Arteta opted to move for Zinchenko to provide more consistency in his side.

It now opens the possibility for what would effectively work out as a straight swap between Arsenal and City’s left-backs.

And Tierney could be keen on a move after finding himself bumped to second-choice at the Emirates.

But should Arteta refuse to sell to his old club, City are thought to be looking at several other options.

One of those is Atletico Madrid’s Renan Lodi, who would be a more attacking option.

And the other is Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro, who can also play central midfield and would become City’s FOURTH Portuguese player if he joined.

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