It has been reported that Manchester City are one of the clubs exploring a move for Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen.

This comes from 90 Min, as the treble-winners seem to constantly be studying the transfer market to further bolster their squad.

Now, it seems Manchester City could well make a move to sign Ian Maatsen.

Manchester City exploring shock Ian Maatsen transfer

Branded as a ‘clever player’ by Andy Myers (via Chelsea’s official website), who was his former mentor at Burnley, the 21-year-old had one hell of a campaign at Turf Moor on loan last season.

Blessed with quick feet, pace and a genuine threat down the left flank, Maatsen is regarded as one of the best up-and-coming young full-backs in Europe.

Now, it has indeed been reported that Manchester City are one of the many European clubs keen on signing Ian Maatsen, who is yet to reciprocate Chelsea’s interest in extending his contract beyond 2024.

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With City looking to add a traditional left-back to their ranks for months, it is believed that they would open to a cut-price deal for the Dutchman.

However, the report states that sources close to Chelsea believe that a deal will be struck as talks are expected to continue over the next couple of weeks and months.

Cole Palmer deal could help seal Ian Maatsen move

With Cole Palmer recently sold by Manchester City to Chelsea, perhaps the latter do the former a favour by letting them sign Ian Maatsen.

As talented as Maatsen is, there is no disputing the fact that Palmer was a much more prized asset to the Sky Blues than the talented defender is that to the West London side.

Ultimately, deals like this help build relationships between clubs in the transfer market.

Perhaps Manchester City’s strategy could well have always been to sign the Feyenoord youth product.

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