Man City transfer round-up: Oleksandr Zinchenko ‘could leave’ as Luka Modric ‘rejects’ move

Man City transfer round-up: Oleksandr Zinchenko ‘could leave’ as Luka Modric ‘rejects’ move

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has rejected the chance to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, it has been reported.

The Croatian midfielder, who previously played in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, could leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer with his contract set to expire.

He has been locked in negotiations with Madrid about a renewal, and reports have now claimed he’s turned down a move to the Etihad.

It comes after full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko was linked with a move away from the club, and reports that another young stsr could also leave.

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Luka Modric has reportedly turned down the chance to sign for Manchester City (Photo by Vincent Van Doornick/Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images)
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Villa set for surprise swoop

Aston Villa could sign Manchester City youngster James McAtee during this month’s transfer window, it has been reported.

BirminghamLive reports that the 19-year-old is “one of the names on Villa’s transfer wish list during this month’s window”.

McAtee reportedly has less than 18 months left on his contract at the Etihad and could move on sooner rather than later as City look to get a maximum return on their investment before his deal runs down.

City reportedly believe McAtee can become “the next Phil Foden”, if he turns down the move and remains at the club.

Zinchenko linked

City full-bakc Oleksandr Zinchenko has been linked with a move to Spanish side Real Betis.

El Chiringuito journalist Jose Alvarez [via Sports Illustrated ] claims Real Betis have “asked” about Zinchenko’s “general situation”.

It is claimed the Spanish side could make a loan move for the Ukraine international this month.

They may have competition for his signature if Zinchenko is available, however, with previous reports claiming Newcastle and Genoa are also interested in signing him.

Modric “rejects” offer

Real Madrid star Luka Modric has reportedly rejected a two-year contract offer from Manchester City.

Spanish outlet El Nacional claims Modric is “committed to renewal with Real Madrid” but is yet to be offered a suitable deal by the club.

Previous reports had linked the Croatia international with a move to City, with it claimed he would move on to another City Group football club in the second year of his contract.

Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur also reportedly contacted the player, according to El Nacional.

But the report adds that the “final decision is to stay at Real Madrid”.

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