Manchester City have Valencia defender Adil Rami lined up in case their move for Atletico Madrid's Martin Demichelis falls through.

City and Atleti have agreed a fee of close to £4million for the 32-year old Argentine but it is believed that Manuel Pellegrini would rather spend £6m on 27-year old Rami.

City are keen to bring in a new centre-back as captain Vincent Kompany and the promising Matija Nastasic recover from injury with Pellegrini determined to secure a quality defender before the close of the transfer window.

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