£30m Arsenal target dropped from Man City side again, Bookmakers slash odds on Turkey exit

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola dropped Wilfried Bony from the match day squad for the third consecutive game.

Guardiola has no plans for the Ivory Coast international this season and he has been instructed to find a new club according to the Manchester Evening News.

Besiktas are currently in talks with City over the loan transfer of Bony a source close to the Istanbul giants told Turkish-football.com.

Skybet slashed the Black Eagles odds to sign the powerful striker from 19 to 4 as a result of negotiations reaching an advanced stage.

The Daily Star meanwhile report that Arsenal are preparing a £30 million bid for the striker as a last resort after failing to sign their previous targets.

West Ham are also considering a loan bid for Bony as a replacement for Andrew Ayew who is out injured for four months.

Stoke City 0-2 Manchester City

Kick-Off: 12:45 (GMT)
Stadium: Britania Stadium

Stoke City confirmed line up: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Whelan; Bojan, Allen, Arnautovic; Diouf
Subs: Haugaard; Muniesa, Adam, Walters, Cameron, Crouch, Ramadan.

Man City confirmed line up: Caballero, Zabaleta (C), Kolarov, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Aguero
Subs: Hart, Fernando, Maffeo, Nolito, Delph, Clichy, Iheanacho