Media Watch

Media Watch: City eye England left-back?

MEDIA WATCH: All the latest City news and transfer gossip.
City host Wolves later today as we continue our bid to make it three successive Premier League titles.

The press have been looking ahead to the game - but let’s start this morning’s Media Watch with a dose of transfer gossipm which sees us linked with a Premier League defender, despite Pep Guardiola's insistence we won't be active in the winter transfer market... 

Transfer news

The Sun: Leicester scouting Chilwell replacement as Chelsea and Man City set for £50million transfer battle

Alan Nixon writes: “THE hunt is on for Leicester to find a replacement left-back, knowing they will be hit with major bids for their England star Ben Chilwell.

“Boss Brendan Rodgers plans to keep the 22-year-old for the season — but his scouts are under orders to find someone to fill his talented boots.

“Manchester City lead the pursuit but they will not be alone at home or abroad, with Leicester possibly getting £50million.

“Foxes spies are tracking young Bolton attacker Ronan Darcy.”

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Predictions

The Metro: Charlie Nicholas makes Premier League predictions

Charlie Nicholas says: ‘Wolves can be awkward, but Manchester City should have a comfortable afternoon. City are brilliant to watch, and they are only just getting started. ‘Wolves are a dangerous side and they got their first win last week, but by the time they have come from Thursday’s tough trip to Besiktas, it may be too much for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.’

“Man City 3-1 Wolves.”

BBC Sport: City v Wolves preview

Mark Lawrenson writes: “Wolves are better when they come forward than they are when they sit in, and I am expecting City to find a way through them.

“Prediction: 3-0”

Match Previews

The Guardian: City v Wolves – match preview

Jamie Jackson writes: “Since the surprise defeat at Norwich, Manchester City have reeled off five straight wins in all competitions, mixing their usual quality with a doggedness that is also a calling card of Pep Guardiola’s double champions. Wolves arrive off the back of a Europa League win in Istanbul, hoping to hand City a first home league defeat since Crystal Palace won 3-2 at the Etihad last December. That was 10 months ago; the odds are hugely against.”

That's all for this morning's Media Watch - but stay with us on mancity.com as we bring you full coverage of today's game. 

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