Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Man City Make Whopping R1.8bn Offer For LaLiga Star

Manchester City have reportedly made a whopping €94 million (R1.8 billion) offer for a LaLiga star.

Read: New Barca Signing Linked With Shock Exit

The Citizens have been heavily linked with African superstar Kalidou Koulibaly in the current transfer window, but may be ready to move on to another target.

With Napoli having rebuffed City's approaches for the Senegal international thus far, it seems Pep Guardiola may be moving on after City lodged a formal bid, one that is higher than anything they have offered Napoli so far, for another player.

According to AS, the English club has offered Atletico Madrid €94 million, including €5 million (R98 million) in add-ons, in a bid to lure Jose Gimenez to Manchester.

Want to meet Michael Owen, Michael Essien, Ian Wright, Quinton Fortune and Gary Mabbutt online? Secure your free seat here!

The Rojiblancos do not have any interest in selling the player, though, and have reportedly pointed the Citizens to the player's release clause, which is currently €120 million (R2.3 billion).

City's director of football Txiki Begiristain is said to have started negotiations with Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin and sporting director Andrea Berta to explore the possibility of a move.

Despite there not being any intention of selling Gimenez, such a substantial offer in the current climate may seem tempting as the Premier League giants look to aggressively push through a move for defensive reinforcement.

It may also be a tactic from City in a bid to warn Napoli they have the funds to look elsewhere if they do not want to negotiate a deal for Koulibaly.

Are you an EPL expert? Take part in our English football quiz!

Lampard Fires Back At Klopp Over Spending Jibe

Messi Plays First Game For Barca Since Transfer Saga

Furious Neymar: He Called Me A 'Monkey Son Of A B****'

comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

41 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

11 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

1 Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Gallery: Chiefs Get Busy With Camp In Cape Town

20 Jan 24, 2022 11:03 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nigeria Coach Won't Be Paid Salary

16 Jan 21, 2022 06:26 PM in AFCON

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football