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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