MANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are reportedly eyeing Arsenal star Bukayo Saka as a future transfer target.
Pep Guardiola’s side have increased their interest in the winger as Arsenal started drawing up plans to extend Saka’s contract.
City have other transfer priorities this summer but are now monitoring the England star’s situation at Arsenal, the Daily Mail reports.
However, a move this summer remains unlikely with Saka’s contract running for two more years.
The Gunners will try to extend his stay at the Emirates but the 20-year-old is keen to experience Champions League football.
And it remains to be seen if Arsenal can persuade Saka to remain under City and Liverpool interest.
Arsenal were now keen to offer Saka a new deal on improved terms, but their failure to reach the Champions League has affected their financial situation – and Mikel Arteta is also chasing a striker or two this summer.
Luckily for the north Londoners, City and Liverpool are in a similar position as both teams look to improve their midfield.
After landing Erling Haaland, the Citizens are keen to recruit a replacement for Fernandinho.
Leeds star Kalvin Phillips has been advised to join the Etihad in a potential £50million move.
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And if City are to strengthen other areas of the squad, they will reportedly need to sell first, with the likes of Nathan Ake and Gabriel Jesus being linked to transfers.
Oleksandr Zinchenko could also make a summer move if Arsenal increase their interest in the Ukrainian.
They face competition for his West Ham signature but Zinchenko may be keen that Arsenal previously worked with Arteta at City.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5505234/man-city-liverpool-saka-transfer-arsenal-contract/ Man City and Liverpool are ready to rush into Bukayo Saka’s transfer while Arsenal are desperate to extend the English star’s contract