Manuel Pellegrini is looking to bolster his defence with the addition of Monaco full-back Fabinho, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Citizens currently have 30-year-old Pablo Zabeleta, who had a poor season last term, and 32-year-old Bacary Sagna, who made just 14 appearances in his debut season with the Citizens, as their right-sided options, which has led City to explore new recruits.
21-year-old Brazilian international, who was a part of La Selecao’s Copa America squad, has emerged as a price target- but Monaco are targeting a price of £15m for the player they secured for just £4m last summer.
Formerly a loanee at Real Madrid, Fabinho is hallway through a two-year loan spell with the French principality side from Portuguese outfit Rio Ave and impressed in his debut season, where he was part of the side that knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League.
The South American ace would provide a great addition to City’s squad immediately as well as a great prospect for the ling-term, which would prove to be valuable as Pellegrini eyes a rebuild this summer.