Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is determined to add a new defensive midfielder to his squad this summer.

The Daily Mail says Pellegrini wants a top quality defensive midfielder to bolster his squad.

City have been weighing up the likes of Fernando at Porto and Victor Wanyama at Southampton but Newcastle United's Chieck Tiote is emerging as their preferred option.

He has a proven Premier League pedigree, has performed well in Europe and has a good understanding with Ivory Coast team-mate and friend Yaya Toure.

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