Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Oleksandr's Zin the Bag for Guardiola

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Oleksandr's Zin the Bag for Guardiola

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PEP Guardiola is closing in on another signing with the Blues set to tie up a deal for midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The 19-year-old has been at Euro 2016 with Ukraine, but the deal has moved quickly since they were eliminated and he could put pen to paper in the next week.

But he is unlikely to feature in Guardiola's squad, as he will be loaned out to a continental club - with PSV Eindhoven in the driving seat to take him.

City are keen for Zinchenko to get Champions League experience, so a move to the Dutch champions would suit them.

Zinchenko had a great season with his club Ufa and was chosen for the Euros squad ahead of Dynamo Kiev legend Oleh Gusev, and won his first full cap in May. The left-footed central midfielder is an all- rounder, with good touch and control, and is also not afraid to mix it - he also scores goals. …

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