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Manchester City's Chilwell interest may open door for Wolves revisit Zinchenko bid

Manchester City are eyeing up a January swoop for Ben Chilwell in the light of Benjamin Mendy’s latest injury blow, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Frenchman could reportedly be out until February and after his first season in Manchester was hit by injury, Pep Guardiola is beginning to lose patience and sees England international Chilwell as a potential answer.

The Mirror quote the potential fee as £50m and the arrival of yet another big-money full back would shunt Oleksandr Zinchenko even further down the City pecking order.

Wolves were interested in a swoop for the versatile Ukrainian in the summer transfer window and City’s interest in Chilwell may push Nuno Santo back in for a second swoop next month.

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Zinchenko reportedly turned down the lure of the Old Gold because he wanted to fight for his place at the Etihad, but his gametime has been limited and that situation would only get worse if Chilwell pitched up in January.

The 21-year-old filled in at left back last season but can play in midfield as well, and his technical ability would be a welcome addition to what Santo is trying to achieve at Molineux.

 

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