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Galatasaray Slap Hefty £25m Price Tag On Manchester City Target

Turkish champions won’t let stopper leave on the cheap.

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Turkish giants Galatasaray have told Manchester City that they would be happy to sell them highly rated goalkeeper Fernando Muslera but only if they can cough up the £25m asking price, the Metro reports.

City are being linked with a number of top goalkeepers in the January transfer window as fears grow over the form of current number one Joe Hart, and Muslera has become the latest in a long line of top class custodians that the title hopefuls have been linked to.

And despite suggesting that Muslera was not for sale, Galatasaray president Unal Aysal says the club would consider selling for £25m.

“I hope Fernando stays with us but we know there is interest in him in England,” said Aysal.

“If a big offer arrives, maybe £25million, we will consider selling him.”

Muslera is currently the number one choice for the Uruguayan national side and will head to the World Cup with the country next summer. He had previously been linked with a move to Manchester United and has now completed a three man shortlist drawn up by City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Malaga’s Willy Caballero and Celtic star Fraser Forster are thought to be the other options, but it is believed that 27-year-old Muslera would be the preferred target.

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