Manchester City are interested in PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

The Daily Express says City are lining up an £8m bid for Matuidi despite interest from Chelsea.

The defensive midfielder, 26, is out of contract this summer and looks set to leave the French giants as a free agent.

City boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to beef up his midfield in order to take the pressure off key duo Fernandinho and Yaya Toure, and would prefer to wrap up a transfer this week.

A swap involving PSG target Gael Clichy has been mooted.

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