Zinchenko due for Arsenal medical and £30m move after agreeing contract

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Oleksandr Zinchenko is due to have a medical this week to complete his £30m move from Manchester City to Arsenal after agreeing personal terms on a contract to 2026.

The clubs settled on a fee last Friday and talks with the player were finalised on Monday. The Ukraine international was keen to work again with Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager who had a spell with him at City as assistant to Pep Guardiola.

City are preparing to bid for the Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella, Guardiola’s top target for that position. Zinchenko has been used predominantly as a left-back by City but can play in other roles, including central midfield. He is poised to become Arteta’s second signing of the summer from City, after the forward Gabriel Jesus.

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Cucurella joined Brighton from Getafe last August, after a spell at Barcelona in which he did not progress beyond the B team. He made his Spain debut last year.

July 19, 2022 at 01:56AM Fabrizio Romano

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