Manchester City have no plans to sign Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka this summer or in any future transfer window, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Reports yesterday suggested that the Citizens could step up their plans to sign the England international, but it appears that is not the case:
Bukayo Saka’s Arsenal future is in the spotlight https://t.co/60w3rmzBoB
— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) June 7, 2022
It remains to be seen whether the MEN‘s reporting on the story is accurate. City’s frontline is expected to undergo an overhaul over the next twelve months or so.
Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling all have contracts that expire at the end of next season so it is likely that manager Pep Guardiola will need to bring in reinforcements sooner rather than later.
Both City and Liverpool have been mentioned as potential suitors for Saka in recent months and the links do make sense, as the 20-year-old’s style of play would fit both teams. However, the winger is believed to be in talks over a contract extension, and it’s very possible that City’s name is being used as leverage by the player’s agent in order to secure an improved deal.