Pep Guardiola ‘monitoring Chelsea full-back’ and other Man City transfer rumours

According to 90min, Pep Guardiola&aposs side are monitoring Maatsen&aposs current contract situation ahead of making a move for him in the future. Currently, the 21-year-old left-back has just one year remaining on his deal at Stamford Bridge.

It is claimed Chelsea are keen for Maatsen to sign a contract extension but so far they have hit difficulties trying to finalise this. Last season, the Dutchman enjoyed a successful loan spell with Burnley and there were reports the defender was going to rejoin the Clarets on deadline day before signing permanently at the end of the season for 31.5m.

However, it is thought Maatsen rejected this approach from the Lancashire club adding further mystery to the saga. Mauricio Pochettino is a fan of the full-back and is thought to be trying hard to keep him.

At this moment, City are reportedly keeping an eye on the situation to see how it unfolds. Elsewhere, Brazilian media outlet Lance understands the Blues are lagging behind Chelsea in the race to sign promising Corinthians teenager Gabriel Moscardo.