City hope to sign French international on the cheap.
Manchester City are targeting a £10million move for PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi according to talkSPORT, despite the French international being available for free next summer.
City want the 26-year-old to become their third signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrivals of Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk and Jesus Navas from Sevilla, as they remain interested on strengthening their midfield options.
Matuidi scored eight goals for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season, and has often been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past, though the Gunners’ interest is thought to have dropped. It is now thought that City could face competition from Rafael Benitez’s Napoli for the midfielder’s signature.
Matuidi’s contract expires at the end of next season, but City are so keen to land him now that they will try PSG’s hand with an offer of £10million for the former Saint Etienne star.
PSG may be tempted to sell the player if they do not get him to agree to a new contract, and he would certainly be an improvement on the likes of Gareth Barry and Javi Garcia in City’s midfield.