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From Spain: Real Betis enter talks to sign Manchester City youngster on loan

Real Betis have entered negotiations with Manchester City about taking the versatile left-sided Oleksandr Zinchenko on loan for the season, Mundo Deportivo and Sevilla Info both report.

The 21-year-old snubbed a £16million deadline day move to Premier League side Wolves, preferring to fight for his place at City, but didn’t even made the bench for the Community Shield clash with Chelsea or league opener against Arsenal.

That casts further doubt on just how much game time he will get, and reports from Spain today say Betis have made an offer that Zinchenko must now respond to.

A move to Betis, who also signed the highly-rated William Carvalho in the summer, would guarantee Zinchenko plenty of game time and he would link up with Mexican international Andrés Guardado, who he played with at PSV Eindhovan two years ago.

Others, such as Manchester City’s Spanish partner club Girona FC, are also thought to be keen on loaning Zinchenko, and City’s stance has been to let the player decide his own future.

It remains to be seen if yesterday’s injury to Kevin De Bruyne will change their position on allowing Zinchenko to leave, given his versatility and ability to cover several midfield roles.

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