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Monday August 20 2018
Betis wait on City for Zinchenko

Real Betis are waiting on a decision from Manchester City over the possibility of signing Oleksandr Zinchenko on a loan deal, say reports in Spain.

The Ukrainian international rejected the chance to join Wolverhampton Wanderers permanently earlier this month and his agent Pere Guardiola is now seeking alternatives.

The player’s agent was in Seville last week to discuss terms with Betis, for whom he was recommended by former PSV Eindhoven teammate Andres Guardado.

Girona, a sister club of City, are also in the running for the 21-year-old as are Glasgow Celtic but it is thought Betis is the preferred destination for economic and sporting reasons.

The versatile player can play on the left-side of midfielder or defence but started only six Premier League games last season, despite a long-term injury to Benjamin Mendy.

The Ukrainian did not feature in City’s squad to face Huddersfield at the weekend despite an injury to Kevin de Bruyne, which was thought to have stalled any departure.

Having started his career at Russian club Ufa, Zinchenko has also spent time at both Shakhtar Donestk and PSV Eindhoven.

Betis are also said by ABC de Sevilla to be targeting a new right wing-back while they will look to facilitate the departure of Alex Alegria and Alin Tosca.

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