Before the start of the 2017/18 season, Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko turned down an opportunity to join Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Real Betis were also keen on acquiring his services in the summer and they even submitted a important offer for the player, but no deal took shape.

Italian website Calciomercato now claims the English champions and their manager, Pep Guardiola, have clear ideas for the 21-year-old.

The ex-Bayern Munich coach is without the services of Benjamin Mendy, who is sidelined due to an injury and has decided to use the Ukrainian international as a left-back.

It’s claimed the World Cup winner’s setback has seen the former PSV Eindhoven man’s manager and his employer change their plans for him.

City will only consider Zinchenko’s sale in the mid-season transfer window, if they receive a ‘sensational offer’, otherwise he will continue at the Etihad.

This campaign, the former Barcelona manager has started the utility player twice in the Premier League, the Champions League and the EFL Cup.