On August 22nd, Diario de Sevilla reported Real Betis vice-chairman Lorenzo Serra Ferrer had submitted an ‘important offer’ to Manchester City in signing Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The same day, Mundo Deportivo claimed the Premier League club has turned down a €12m bid from the Los Verdiblancos for the Ukrainian international.

Now, Mundo has a story on their website and they claim the La Liga outfit has made a formal offer to the English champions to land the versatile player, who can play as a midfielder and on the left side of the defence.

Betis have asked Pep Guardiola’s side to take Zinchenko on a season-long loan deal and have an option or obligation to sign him on a permanent transfer for €12m. In addition to this, they want the transfer fee to be paid in three instalments.

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The former PSV Eindhoven man’s agent has been in Seville for several days and has already negotiated a contract with Betis for his client.

Quique Setién’s side now remain hopeful that City will accept their proposal for their player.