Man City close in on Chelsea's Ben Haim

Manchester City are set to land Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim.

The Daily Mail says it is understood City have been in talks with Chelsea and the 26-year-old central defender over a £5m switch to Eastlands over the past few days.

City boss Mark Hughes wants competition for places at the back as he looks to build a solid foundation in his squad and feels Ben Haim will provide a top class alternative to Richard Dunne and Micah Richards.

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