Man City to Press Ahead With Move to Sign PSG Battler Blaise Matuidi

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Manchester City are set to press ahead with a move for PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi and hope to beat a number of clubs to his signature, according to talkSPORT.

City have already moved to bring in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho and Sevilla winger Jesus Navas but it is thought that Matuidi is still high on their wanted list.

The 26-year-old had been a target for several fellow Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool, but City hope to steal in and bring him to the Eithad as he enters the final year of his contract at the Parc Des Princes.

The big spenders feel that they could twist PSG’s arm into letting him go for around £10 million considering the circumstances of his contract, but they are likely to face some stiff competition from Serie A giants Napoli.

New boss Rafa Benitez is already working hard to mould his new squad into shape and has identified the French international as the ideal man to boss the middle of the park.

Matuidi joined PSG from Saint Etienne in 2011 and has gone on to make 87 appearances for the Parisian side, scoring nine goals.

He has also recently began to establish himself as a regular for Les Bleus with eight of his 12 caps coming over the past year.

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