Man City want Upson, Subotic in £25M double swoop

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants to buy two central defenders this month.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini wants to buy two central defenders this month.

City are desperate for defensive reinforcements with Joleon Lescott sidelined for another month with a knee ligament injury, Kolo Toure now away at the African Nations Cup and Nedum Onuoha also injured.

The Daily Express says City are ready to press the button on a £25m joint swoop for West Ham’s Matthew Upson and Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic.

Serbia international Subotic was a target for Mancini at Inter Milan and is regarded among the best young centre-halves on the continent.

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