Manchester City Look to Complete Summer Spending with £25m Bid for French International Yoann Gourcuff

Bordeaux midfielder is one last target for Eastlands boss.

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France's Yoann Gourcuff (R) walks off after receiving a red card for a foul on South Africa's MacBeth Sibaya (L, on the ground) during the 2010 World Cup Group A soccer match at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein June 22, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP)

Manchester City are lining up one last big name signing as Roberto Mancini prepares to bid for French international midfielder Yoann Gourcuff. The Eastlands boss is ready to offer up to £25m to seal the deal for the Bordeaux star as they look to take their spending this summer up and over £120m.

After signing David Silva, Mario Balotelli, Jerome Boateng, Yaya Toure and with James Milner set to sign within 48 hours the Italian boss is looking to bring in the talented 24 year old attack minded midfielder who’s career got back on track with a move back to Ligue 1 after a nightmare at the San Siro with AC Milan.

On his return to France on a loan deal he helped Laurent Blanc’s Bordeaux side to their first domestic title since in ten years and then sealed a permanent move the following summer but is now reportedly not happy at the Stade Chaban Delmas after an unsuccessful attempt to retain the title and the departure of Blanc as he took the national team job.

Given the spending power of the Premier League side, any valuation placed on the former Rennes man could be met by the club and it would appear that Gourcuff is willing to try a new challenge and is known to be interested in a move to England.

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