With no action on the weekend, Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been a little quiet, but news from calciomercato.it that Pep Guardiola is determined to nip in ahead of Manchester United for the signature of Victor Lindelof has got their pulses racing.
The Swede is by no means an unfamiliar name to gossip fiends, with the Benfica centre-back’s future having dominated headlines through the recently closed January window.
Although his much talked-about £38m switch from the Portuguese club to Man United didn’t come off before the deadline passed, there has since been speculation that he remains a target for the Red Devils.
So CM’s report that Man City are wading in on Guardiola’s say-so is quite the bombshell, as is the claim in the same article that Real Madrid are actually leading the race for the Scandinavian.
There’s no doubt that the Etihad Stadium side could do benefit from signing a top-class central defender, with the Citizens having shipped 29 goals in 25 league games this season – the highest tally of any side in the top four and more than 16th-placed Middlesbrough.
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