Citizens in advanced talks with £40m-rated Arsenal long-term target

Citizens keen on signing Roma youngster Nicolo Zaniolo and set to battle with Arsenal, Chelsea, Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich for the player. Man City have problems in the midfield as Fernandinho and David Silva already up to 32, İlkay Gündoğan linked with several clubs and they need back-up.

Italy international is the best choice in this situation as he has an excellent season and paid attention. Pep Guardiola will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Gunners, Blues, Rossoneri, Bianconeri, Los Blancos and Bavarians are also planning to make a bid during the transfer window.

There will be a contest for the footballer, and his price could become much more. Zaniolo joined the Giallorossi from Inter Milan last summer with a £5m deal. He is one of the best attackers in Serie A and a key figure for the club. In this campaign, Nicolo already played 32 matches, scored six goals and made two assists in all competition.

The 19-year-old midfielder has contracted with the Italian club until 2023, and his release clause is nearly £40m. Citizens have an impressive result in the Premier League as they are in a second place in the table and have a big chance to win the tournament one more time.

English club lost the Champions League first quarter-final match against Tottenham 0-1, and it will be difficult to reach the semi-final. Man City heavily linked with Benfica youngster Joao Felix, Real Betis defender Junior Firpo, Real Madrid attacker Isco, Serbian centre-forward Luka Jovic and Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.