Faouzi Ghoulam on Manchester City’s radar – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam

Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 04, 2017. 20:00

Napoli’s Algerian left-back Faouzi Ghoulam is reportedly on the transfer radar of Premier League giants Manchester City.

The Fennec Foxes defender will be out of contract at Napoli at the end of the current season and has thus far not agreed a new deal.

According to Le Buteur, City have been in contract with Ghoulam’s representatives in regards to a move to England.

Pep Guardiola’s side are in need of a left-back after new signing Benjamin Mendy suffered a season-ending knee injury.

With Ghoulam able to leave Napoli for free midway through next year, he may be available for a bargain price in the January window.

Yet City will face stiff competition for the player’s services, as the Algerian has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Okocha: Man City’s Iheanacho needs regular game time – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City fires in a shot during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: December 3rd, 2016. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage via PA Images

Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jul 14, 2017. 14:00

Former Nigeria captain Austin Okocha says Kelechi Iheanacho should leave English outfit Manchester City.

The 20-year-old striker battled for regular game time at the English Premier League (EPL) club during the 2016/17 season – making only five league starts.

Okocha has since advised Iheanacho, who is competing with Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus and Argentine superstar Sergio Aguero for a place in the City starting line-up.

“I think he has come at that age that he needs regular first-team games,” Okocha told ESPN FC.

“And I think it would be a better decision for him to go somewhere else where he can play week in week out.

“So I think that’s a great decision for him to move out of Manchester City this season,” the former Nigeria and Bolton Wanderers midfielder concluded.

Iheanacho has been linked with several clubs including English sides Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and French club AS Monaco.

However, the 2015/16 EPL champions City are believed to be the favourites for Nigeria international Iheanacho’s signature.

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Manchester City’s plans don’t include Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho, Man City

Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jun 03, 2017. 16:00

Manchester City reportedly have no place for Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho in their plans for next season.

The Super Eagles attacker saw little playing time with the Citizens this past season and is clearly behind Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero in the pecking order.

As a result he has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium and the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and West Ham United have been mentioned as possible destinations. quotes a source close to the player who claims that he is not in City’s planning for the 2017/18 campaign.

“Kelechi did not travel to Manchester during the Super Eagles training camp to hand in a transfer request, already he has been told he is not in Guardiola’s plans for next season,” claims the source.

”City are still studying all offers but will only accept a deal from any club that agrees with their buy-back clause.

“His agents are in talks with West Ham to come to some sort of a deal.”

Iheanacho is currently on international duty with Nigeria as they prepare for next weekend’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

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