Emirates star moving to Etihad Stadium?
Manchester City will table a £22million bid for Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri in the next two days as they put the final touches to their summer transfer plans.
The 24-year-old has only one-year left on his current contract and has refused to sign a new deal to remain in north London.
City will make the ‘take it or leave it’ offer for the French international because of the lack of time on his contract.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and his board have accepted they are fighting a losing battle to hold on to the unsettled star, according to the Sun.
The Blues are hopeful Arsenal will want to ring an end to the transfer saga but know they will face competition from Manchester United.
City are hopeful the deal could be rushed through in time for Nasri to play in the Community Shield against their local rivals on Sunday.
The big choice for Arsenal is whether to cash in now on an unhappy Frenchman or lose him for free when his contract expires next year.
Nasri insisted in October he would have signed a contract when there was talk of a new deal to keep him at the Emirates.
But no offer to him was made and could move to the oil-rich City and double his salary to £180,000-a-week.