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Etihad Stadium side hope to edge Nou Camp in the pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender.
Man City will battle Barcelona for highly rated German defnnder Mats Hummels this summer according to the Express.
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Roberto Mancini is apparently looking to freshen up his defence and sees the Borussia Dortmund centre-back as the man for the job, unfortunately for the Etihad Stadium boss this is exactly what Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova has in mind.
24 year old Hummels could well be tempted by a move to either club as it looks very likely his side are set to lose their Bundesliga crown to Bayern Munich this term.
Hummels is tied to Dortmund until 2016 and this source believes a bid in the region of £26m would be considered by the Westfalenstadion side and in a straight bidding war Man City would perhaps edge Barcelona for the rock solid defender.
Mancini may well see Hummels as the man to replace Joleon Lescott, who has been linked with a move back to Everton.