Man City face Man Utd, Liverpool competition for Schalke defender Papadopoulos

Manchester City face competition for Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

It broke last week that City had been in extensive talks with the Greece international's camp in the past month about a summer move to England.

City chiefs see Papadopoulos as a much-needed defensive reinforcement, with Kolo Toure leaving at season's end and Joleon Lescott pushing to be sold.

However, BILD says they won't get a clear run at the youngster, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all in contact with Schalke to register their interest.

Papadopoulos' contract carries a €22.5 million buyout clause.

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