Wilfried Zaha Apparently Close To Man City Move: According to the Mirror, Wilfried Zaha is set for a shock move to Manchester City. According to these reports, Pep Guardiola has turned his attention away from Riyad Mahrez, and has set his sights on in form Wilfried Zaha, who almost single handily helped Crystal Palace stay in the Premiership this year. Zaha had a remarkable campaign in England, which saw him contribute 8 goals and 11 assists, along with his third player of a year in a row for Crystal Palace. Zaha also picked up the April’s Premiere League player of the month award for his remarkable performances. According to manager Roy Hodgson, he is resigned to the fact that he will lose a few players this summer. Speaking to the media, Hodgson said “It’s inevitable we are going to lose a few good players in the summer.” Zaha has spent the past 4 years at his boyhood club Crystal Palace, following a disappointing spell at Manchester United. His valuation is set at £50million, with the player himself saying he would entertain the idea of moving away from Crystal Palace a second time. Speaking to the media, Zaha stated, “If I get the opportunity to move away eventually, that will not scare me because of what happened in the past.”
Man City Believe They Have Secured Riyad Mahrez: Conflicting reports today suggest that while Man City are close to a move for Wilfried Zaha, they also believe they have secured the signature of Riyad Mahrez. According to the Sun and the Daily Mail, Manchester City officials believe they have finally secured the signature of Riyad Mahrez, with a £65million on the way. Mahrez has been a long standing target for Pep Guardiola, who is a huge admirer of the Algerian. Manchester City saw two bids rejected by Leicester City in the winter for Mahrez, but it has been heavily expected that City would return in the summer for Riyad Mahrez. Mahrez had another outstanding campaign for Leicester City, despite his avid attempts at a move away from the club. He contributed 12 goals and 11 assists over 40 appearances which will help see Leicester City finish no worse than 9th on the Premiership standings.
Man City Leading The Way For Jorginho: Manchester City continue to lead the way for heavily linked Napoli star Jorginho according to the Daily Mail. Jorginho has been linked for months with a move to Man City. City have continuously been the leading candidate despite interest from Liverpool and Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has apparently cooled his interest on the young Italian midfielder, and has instructed United officials to look at alternative targets in the midfield. This leaves Manchester City in sole position to secure Jorginho. His valuation is set at £53million, with Napoli apparently wanting close to £60 million.
Patrick Roberts To Leicester City? According to the Leicester Mercury, Patrick Roberts is being targeted by Leicester City. Leicester City were apparently interested in the player in the winter. Man City had an offer £50 million plus Roberts for Riyad Mahrez on the table, but it was rejected by Leicester City. Leicester City are still interested in the left footed winger, who is a like for like swap for Mahrez, a left footed right sided winger. Patrick Roberts recently spoke out about his willingness to leave Celtic and move back to the English Premiere League. Roberts spoke about his readiness to “leave his comfort zone” and get back to the English Premiere League. The young Scotsman has had an injury plagued season, only making 12 starts all year. His first year with Celtic was sensational, where he wracked up 11 goals and 19 assists.