Manchester City has been offered the chance to sign Alex Grimaldo, who has been of interest to Arsenal this summer.
It was reported earlier this month that Arsenal had made a bid to sign the left-back from Benfica, and City is looking to make improvements in that area of the pitch.
Arsenal and City’s fortunes on the left of the backline are intertwined this summer, with Oleksandr Zinchenko moving from the latter to the former.
That could free up funds and space on City’s end to sign Grimaldo, although the report says Marc Cucurella is their top target.
Manchester City offered Grimaldo
Arsenal has been fairly extensively linked with Grimaldo this summer, but Zinchenko’s impending arrival could put an end to that interest.
It looks most likely that City will get Cucurella at this stage, and he has Premier League experience on his side with Brighton.
One potential barrier is the £50 million price tag, and Grimaldo could be a cheaper alternative, especially if he is being offered to clubs.
That is what I News is reporting, and while it is a surprise that City have not made a bid for a left-back yet, perhaps they were waiting for Zinchenko to move first.