Manchester City drops Iheanacho

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By Joe Apu

Out of favour Manchester City striker, Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho has been given the blind side by Coach Pep Guadiala as the team hit America for their pre-season tour.   

The Super Eagles striker sought after by Leicester City according to was nowhere to be seen as his teammates flew out to the US for their pre-season tour.

Even out-of-favour midfielder Samir Nasri is included in the squad.

But striker Iheanacho – a £25million Leicester target – stayed behind as he tries to sort out his future.

The 20-year-old started just five Premier League games last season after falling behind Gabriel Jesus and Aguero in the City pecking order.

City’s stars, all wearing the club’s tracksuits, made their way through Manchester airport before travelling to Houston, America.

Pep Guardiola has Walker, fresh from his £50m transfer from Spurs, and £35m Brazilian keeper Ederson in his squad as he looks to quickly gel his team together before the new season.

Meanwhile, Guardiola is still hoping to land Arsenal hotshot Alexis Sanchez before the window slams shut.

The Chile ace, 28, is out of contract at the Emirates next summer and is demanding £400,000-A-WEEK to stay in North London.

But Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly stolen a march on City, with the French giants opening talks with Sanchez.

Arsene Wenger is reluctant to sell to Premier League rivals and so could take PSG up on their offer.

They face rivals United on Thursday in a first ever pre-season Manchester derby.

Clashes against Real Madrid in Los Angeles and Tottenham in Nashville follow.


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