Oleksandr Zinchenko REJECTS £16m move to Wolves and will fight for his place at Manchester City
Nathan Salt For Mailonline
Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko has rejected a £16million move to join newly-promoted Wolves and will stay to fight for his place at Manchester City.
The two clubs reached an agreement more than a month ago but the task of persuading the player to swap the Premier League champions for the ambitious midlands outfit has proven unsuccessful.
Zinchenko impressed as a makeshift left back last season when first and second-choice options Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph went down with injuries.
Oleksandr Zinchenko has rejected a £16million move to Wolves to stay at Manchester City
The deal for the Ukrainian was agreed between the two clubs more than a month ago
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City’s willingness to sell the 21-year-old suggested he is not in Pep Guardiola’s plans for the season but he has still decided to remain at the Etihad Stadium.
A medical was reportedly scheduled for this morning before he made the decision to reject the proposal.
Wolves have not been afraid to invest heavily in their squad as boss Nuno Espirito Santos looks to build a squad capable of thriving in the top flight.
The club completed the signing of Adama Traore from Middlesbrough for a club-record £20m on Wednesday to add to their early window additions.
The likes of Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Joao Moutinho have already joined while loanees Willy Boly and Diogo Jota completed permanent switches this summer.
Wolves have spent big this summer with the recent £20m signing of winger Adama Traore