Report: Manchester City chase Pepe

Report: Man City chase Pepe
© Getty Images
Real Madrid defender Pepe is reportedly a transfer target of Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly determined to bolster his defensive ranks by signing Real Madrid centre-back Pepe.

It is believed that Pellegrini has twice tried to sign the Portugal international since he took charge of City in 2013, but Madrid rejected both approaches.

However, with the 31-year-old's contract due to expire in 2016, the European champions are now prepared to listen to offers for him, according to the Daily Star.

This change of stance is likely to alert Pellegrini, who is thought to want to find a replacement for 33-year-old Martin Demichelis next summer.

Speculation has suggested that Pepe could be made available for around £6m.

Paul Pogba (L) of Juventus is tackled by Pa Konate of Malmo FF during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Juventus and Malmo FF on September 16, 2014
Read Next:
Man City keen on Pogba?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
4Chelsea95131710716
5Arsenal95131712516
6Watford94321517-215
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
8Burnley934289-113
9Liverpool93421416-213
10Southampton933389-112
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
18Everton9225718-118
19Bournemouth9216613-77
20Crystal Palace9108219-173