Arsenal eyeing Man City pair as Chelsea face competition for midfield star
The City boss is in the market for a a long term replacement for departing veteran Fernandinho.
And despite interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, Football Fancast claim City could dip under the radar to nab the highly rated midfielder.
The 22-year-old comes with a glowing endorsement from Paul Pogba who labelled his France international as “extraordinary player”.
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly wants to make the £65million-rated star his first signing.
The England international has had a fine career at Man City, but the signing of Erling Haaland means heightened competition for places up front at the Etihad Stadium next season.
According to Todo Fichajes, Sterling could likely cost around €75million, and Arsenal are the best-placed team to lure him away, despite Barca also being mentioned as suitors for the 27-year-old.
The report states that Sterling has been convinced by the prospect of moving to the Emirates Stadium, with a deal now just needing to be agreed between Arsenal and City.
Jesus interest mounts
Gabriel Jesus is top of Arsenal’s wishlist and looks to be heading for a reunion with Pep Guardiola’s former assistant Mikel Arteta.
The Brazil striker has rarely been the first name on the teamsheet at City but he is the name on plenty of lips now his time at the Etihad looks up.
And while all parties are keen on making something happen, any contract is dependent on whether the Gunners can provide Champions League football next season.
Direct contact has been made between Jesus’s representatives and Arsenal although the London club have not approached City yet.
City Group plotting Palermo swoop?
City Football Group could be about to expand their global portfolio by purchasing Italian third tier club Palermo according to Gianluca di Marzio.
Palermo is currently in Serie C, the third division of Italian football, but were formerly a big noise in Serie A.
Dealing with financial issues over the past few seasons has been the issue for the club. But the club has a good track record developing talent in the past
Paulo Dybala, Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore, Josip Ilicic, Luca Toni, and Andrea Barzagli have all honed their skills at the club.