Etihad Stadium side target former Arsenal star.
Manchester City are interested in making a contract off to free agent midfielder Mathieu Flamini, according to the Daily Star.
The former Arsenal midfielder has rejected a two-year deal with his most recent club AC Milan, presumably in favour of a move to Manchester City, following their reported interest in the France international.
Both Napoli and AC Milan rivals Inter are supposedly weighing up contract offers for Flamini, who is also a reportedly target for Aston Villa. Making just 18 appearances last season, Flamini, 29, is in search of more regular first team football, and a return to the Premier League, which Manchester City can offer.
Signed as likely cover for Fernandinho and Yaya Toure, Flamini has no interest in continuing his career at Milan, according to Alexandra Missirli: “He is refusing to consider his future at Milan” Missirli said in an interview with French news outlet L’Equipe.
“The club did offer us a two-year extension but, considering what he brought to the club, Mathieu wanted a longer deal.” He continued. Manchester City are prepared to offer the midfielder a three-year contract worth £60,000-a-week, with a year’s option to extend at the end of the deal. City are looking to add depth to their already strong squad ahead of the new campaign, having also targeted Fluminense striker Fred as an option to Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko.