Manchester City remain on the trail of highly-rated Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele after it was claimed in France that the Premier League champions had a €50 million bid rejected in the summer.
Ndombele, who Pep Guardiola saw up close as Lyon shocked City at the Etihad Stadium recently, is widely coveted with a host of big European clubs following him, but Lyon are in a strong position having recently extended his contract.
The rejected bid and contract extension hasn’t put City off, with French outlet Le 10 Sport claiming that the 21-year-old is still a ‘serious target’ for City at the end of the season.
It will take a huge fee to sign him but with City becoming increasingly desperate for a central midfielder to succeed Fernandinho, they may have to spend big on a player for the position after missing out on Jorginho in the summer.
Ndombele was one of the players City’s French scout watched in August when Lyon fell to a 1-0 defeat against Patrick Vieira’s Nice.
Ajax hot-shot Frenkie de Jong, Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcântara and the impressive Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves are three others currently being linked with a move to City.