Manchester City linked with Ben Chilwell and James Rodriguez to Arsenal? 9 months ago

Manchester City linked with Ben Chilwell and James Rodriguez to Arsenal?

Manchester City have been linked with a move for Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.

The club spent a whopping £49 million pounds on Benjamin Mendy before last season but the France international has suffered two serious knee injuries during his time in Manchester and manager Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his depth at the position with Chilwell, Real Betis’ Junior Firpo and Napoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam all linked to the club. [Indy Football].

Meanwhile Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is apparently in advanced talks to join Arsenal. The 25-year-old has reportedly been offered a loan move by Gunners manager Unai Emery with an option to buy added into the deal.

Meanwhile the Gunners have also been linked to Colombian star James Rodriguez who has played just eight times for Bayern Munich this season.

Rodriguez joined the Bundesliga champions last season on loan from Real Madrid for a fee of £11.5m for a two-year loan deal, however, according to the Daily Mail, Arsenal could take over the deal for the remainder of the campaign, at a cost of £3 million.

Meanwhile West Ham United have already rejected a £35m bid, believed to be from Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG but Sky Sports News are reporting that the club's 'no sale' stance on the Austrian is beginning to soften but manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that the club are preparing for both scenarios with Arnautovic.

"If I say the player must stay, the player will stay," Pellegrini said on Thursday.

"I don't have any problem with the club. In all the months I've been working here I never had any problems with the owners about that.

"So they are not forcing me to sell Marko Arnautovic. But I think as a manager the best thing is to take the solution that is best for the player and the club, both together.

"If they agree, we don't have any problem to change. I am not telling the club about it. If it's a good deal for both parties we will arrange to be without Marko. But the club doesn't want to sell him."