Jack Wilshere is set to become Manchester City’s main summer transfer target as last season’s Premier League runners-up step up their search to recruit home-grown talent.
Mirror Sport claims City are ready to turn their attentions to the Arsenal midfielder are being rebuffed twice by Liverpool in their attempts to sign England international Raheem Sterling.
The Merseyside outfit have reportedly rejected a second offer that is believed to be in the region of £40 million as they refuse to budge from their £50 million valuation of the player.
It would appear City are ready to throw in the towel in regards to Sterling and are now set to test Arsenal’s nerve with a £30 million offer for Wilshere.
The 23-year-old faces stiff competition for a place in the midfield at the Emirates Stadium from the likes of Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin.
Manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, as well as AS Monaco’s enforcer Geoffrey Kondogbia [via Daily Star Sport] and that is likely to bring Wilshere’s future with the North London outfit further into question if a deal for either of the aforementioned French duo is completed.
However, Wilshere, who scored against City when the two sides met earlier in the season, has already denied reports linking him with a move to the Etihad Stadium earlier in the month [via Mirror Sport].
After scoring twice for England on international duty last weekend, next season is going to be pivotal for his progress. If the talented midfielder can stay fully fit the world may get to see Wilshere finally fulfill his enormous potential.