Manchester City are ready to slap in a bid for Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis. The Mirror says City are lining up a cut-price £3million move for Argentine stopper Demichelis after Real Madrid refused to sell Portuguese hard-man Pepe.
New City boss Manuel Pellegrini is desperate for central defensive cover after losing Matija Nastasic for the first six weeks of the season with an ankle problem.
Demichelis played for Pellegrini at Malaga for the past two years before moving on this summer, and is understood to be ready to leave Atletico without playing a competitive game for them.
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