The former Arsenal midfielder is reportedly teaching the Ukranian youngster English to prepare him for a move to the Eithad.
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The youngster is highly rated in his home country, having becoming their nation’s youngster goalscorer, breaking Andrei Shevchenko’s 20-year-old record.
He has reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester City, with Sport Express claiming in May that they were close to a deal for the player.
His agent has Oleg Eremin refused to comment on those reports when questioned, instead insisting that there has been no contact for about his client.
Despite that, Calciomercato are now reporting that Pep Guardiola is keen to have the player at the Etihad this summer, and has asked City owner Sheikh Mansour to sign him.
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (L) and Emmanuel Frimpong during training
And according to them, a former Premier League player is helping Zinchenko prepare for the move to England.
They report that former Arsenal man Emmanuel Frimpong, who also plays for Ufa, is helping the youngster with English lessons to make sure he is prepared for the move to the Etihad. It will now be interesting to see if City do make a move to bring him to England this summer.
Bayern Munich coach Josep Guardiola