Man City striker brushes off West Ham talk

Kelechi Iheanacho has stressed that he remains a Manchester City player, despite talks over a big money move to West Ham.

The Nigerian international continued to be used sparingly by City last season after starting just eight games in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s men.

With both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both ahead of Iheanacho in the pecking order and City likely to bring in further recruits this summer, West Ham have made a move for the 20-year-old.

Iheanacho’s agent admitted last month that discussions were at a “very advanced” stage, but the player appears to have indicated that he wants to fight for his place at City.

“All I know is that I’m still at Manchester City, I’m still a Manchester City player so all the news that’s going on about teams wanting to buy me, I try not to know about that,” he told the BBC.

“People will go on holiday and we will see. It’s not only me that hasn’t been playing, there’s other players.

“The manager rotates the players and squad so that everyone gets game time. So I shouldn’t be complaining that I’m not getting a game.

“We are one squad and we are a full squad so everyone is not going to be playing at the same time.”