Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini is interested in signing Real Madrid’s Pepe to increase the depth of his defence.
Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini is in the market to sign a world class defender either in January or in summer transfer window as he wants to increase the depth of his defence which consists of Vincent Kompany, Eliaqium Mangala and Martin Demichelis.
The place of Pepe is no longer guaranteed in the starting XI of Real Madrid as coach Carlo Ancelotti has alternated Pepe and Raphael Varane as partners for Sergio Ramos in the heart of the defence and Man City management believes that an offer in the region of 8 million euros would be enough to lure him away from Los Blancos.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Portugal, home country of Pepe, have also confirmed the interest of Man City in Real Madrid defender. According to Portuguese publication A Bola, Man City are plotting 8 million euros offer for Pepe in January transfer window.
Pepe, 31, is an integral part of Real Madrid’s squad under Carlo Ancellotti and it is unlikely that the Italian boss will let him go in January transfer window. However, considering his age, the Real Madrid management could decide to cash in on him during the summer of 2015.
Man City boss Manuel Pelligrini does not believes that Martin Demichelis has much future ahead of him at the club and he wants to sign an experienced defender who can fight for the place in starting XI with Vincent Kompany and Eliaqium Mangala.
Don’t Compare This Real Madrid To Pep’s Barca: Luka Modric
Real Madrid are in great run of form at the moment but midfielder Luka Modric has urged the fans to not to compare them with Pep Guardiola’s Barca.
Real Madrid won much coveted La Decima last season and the expectations are also very high from this season. And Luka Modric said that there is no limit to their ambition.
“You can’t compare us to the Barcelona team under Guardiola. We are Madrid and we want to define our own philosophy. We don’t want to be compared to anyone,” said Luka Modric.
“We’re on a roll at the moment. We’re not content to score just one or two goals, we want more and more”.
Real Madrid host Liverpool on Tuesday in their fourth game of UEFA Champions League this season.