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City line up swoop for PSG defender

There are a few undertones developing from the Football Transfer Tavern this morning that Manchester City are tracking Paris Saint Germain defender Mamadou Sakho.

A Daily Mail journalist has let it slip that the commanding centre back appears to have a bleak future in Paris after losing his place in the first team to new arrival Thiago Silva and he could be set to move to England to revitalise his career.

He has seen competition for places increase at Carlo Ancelotti’s team after the massive injection of Qatar cash last year and has only featured ten times this season.

The French international has spent his entire career at PSG after coming through the academy ranks but he was told he was surplus to requirements in August alerting a host of Premier League clubs to his availability.

Roberto Mancini would consider making an offer for the highly rated 22-year-old if he can offload unsettled Joleon Lescott during the upcoming transfer window.

City could face competition from Arsene Wenger who has been a long-time admirer of the powerful defender but he would also have to sell a number of fringe players to ensure a deal went through.

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