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Manchester City prepare £70m bid for Manchester United transfer target Tanguy Ndombele

Ndombele is a target for City and United (Picture: Getty) Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is Pep Guardiola’s No.1 choice to replace Fernandinho, according to reports. Manchester City have been frustrated in their attempts to find an heir for Fernandinho, with Jorginho picking Chelsea over the Etihad and Fred signing for Manchester United. Guardiola suffered another transfer blow in January when Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong announced he would be joining Barcelona in the summer. Ndombele played against City in the Champions League (Picture: Getty) But Guardiola believes he has finally found a suitable replacement, but will once again need to battle United to seal the deal. The Sun claim City are preparing a £70million bid for Ndombele, who is also wanted by Juventus. Ndombele has made a name for himself this season, impressing for Lyon in the Champions League as his side finished second in their group behind Guardiola’s City. (Picture: Getty) The 22-year-old has been ever present for Lyon this campaign, missing just two games so far this season with 33 appearances in total. City are also interested in another Lyon midfielder, Houssem Aouar, but will focus their efforts on signing Ndombele before rival clubs can snap him up. Ndombele’s current deal with Lyon does not expire until 2023 and City know they must spend big to land the Frenchman. More: FootballMan City prepare £70m bid for Man Utd target after Guardiola interventionKelsey Grammer teases details of hotly-anticipated Frasier rebootFour injured after car crashes into them outside primary school City are preparing a £70m offer (Picture: Getty) Should United and Juventus too firm up their interest, a bidding war could erupt for Ndombele. Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas is renowned across the football world as a difficult man to do transfer business with – Premier League clubs like Arsenal and Liverpool have had to wrestle with the Frenchman in recent seasons. But City are desperate to find a midfielder capable of taking over from Fernandinho, with this season’s hiccups in the Premier League showing how much the Sky Blues rely on their Brazilian star. MORE: Three ways Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can kickstart Alexis Sanchez’s faltering career at Manchester United...


Published By: Metro - Thursday, 14 February

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