Manchester City eye move for talented defensive duo

stonesThe Manchester City fans who are competing in a pool tournament in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing reports linking them with a move for a talented defensive duo.

The Express is reporting that the Premier League side are preparing an £80 million bid for Everton’s John Stones and Athletic Bilbao’s  Aymeric Laporte.

City are in the market for new defensive options for next season with Vincent Kompany becoming more prone to picking up injuries and Martin Demechelis expected to leave the club.

Guardiola has doubts about whether Mangala and Otamendi can step up to fill the void left by the experienced duo and has made the duo the top of his list of priorities for the summer.

City could face a fight to gain the signature of Laporte with cross city rivals Manchester United also interested in the talented defender.

The same goes for Stones with Chelsea also set to make a move for the England international after having numerous bids turned down by Everton last summer.

The Manchester City fans in The Tavern are absolutely delighted to be linked with the duo and would love to see both plying their trade at the Etihad Stadium next season.

City fans, would this defensive pairing provide the platform for success? Let us know in the comments below!

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