Manchester City are already lining up a move and eyeing West Ham’s loanee Alex Song, according to The Guardian. Alex Song is currently on loan from parent club Barcelona after failing to impress bosses in the Catalan club. Alex Song has also been identified as a target to replace Frank Lampard, by Manchester City. The former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is also on loan from parent club New York City, and with his loan spell coming to an end City would look to either renew his loan contract or buy a new midfielder. It seems that Alex Song will now potentially be sold by the Catalan club in January should a bid of around £12 million arrive.

Originally a utility player on the fringes of the first team, Song quickly became an integral part of Arsenal’s starting eleven during the preseason to the 2008–09 campaign. He played for Cameroon in the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He was called up for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and was the only Cameroonian named in the Team of the Tournament. He has been described by former Cameroon coach Javier Clemente as a “much better player in attack than he is defensively.”

On 20 August 2012, Song signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona for a fee of £15 million.He made his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in the 2012 Supercopa de España on 29 August 2012 as a substitute for the last 15 minutes, finishing the match with a perfect passing statistic.He played 20 matches in Barcelona’s La Liga-winning campaign in his first season, and scored one goal, in a 3–1 home win against Real Zaragoza on 17 November 2012.

Song was an unused substitute in the 2014 Copa del Rey Final, which Barcelona lost 2–1 to Real Madrid at Mestalla.

In August 2014, Song was subject to transfer speculation linking him with a season long loan deal to Liverpool, but was subsequently signed by West Ham on a loan deal.

With Manchester City out of a torrid zone, and already boasting the likes of Yaya Toure, Fernando and Fernandinho, another defensive midfielder looks unlikely. The Citizens, would be looking to renew Frank Lampard’s loan contract and would be willing to keep the former Chelsea midfielder, as he has impressed with his performances lately.

A bid by Manchester City for the services of Alex Song, looks highly unlikely.