With summer transfer window ready to slam shut in a Friday deadline, La Liga side Real Betis are working around the clock to bolster their ranks and head into the new season with a couple of high-level reinforcements.
Los Beticos are said to be working on loan deals for Barcelona’s Rafinha Alcantara and Giovani Los Celso from PSG, but the latest reports have it that the Spaniards are also pushing for the Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Real Betis are looking to deal with the vacant left-wing slot with Junior Firpo the only candidate for the role following Riza Durmisi’s transfer to Lazio.
Seville-based side have identified the Ukraine international as a perfect solution and are even hoping to seal a permanent deal in the region of €16 million although a season-long loan with an option to buy is a more likely option.
Zinchenko has not been included in Manchester City’s first-team squad this season and is widely expected to leave Etihad.