Manchester City have opened talks with Borussia Monchengladbach for Denis Zakaria.
BILD says City are in contact with Gladbach and preparing to offer €40m for the Switzerland international.
In need for a long-term replacement for Fernandinho, City have identified Zakaria as a solution.
Zakaria has been out since March due to a knee injury, but returned to Gladbach training this week.
The midfielder has a contract to 2022 and his agents also held talks over the summer with Bayern Munich.