City eyeing La Liga youngster in January transfer window.
Manchester City have reportedly made a bid to sign Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez this January, according to Spanish source AS.
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The 19-year-old has proven a great find by Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who brought him to the club in 2013 for under £1m, and his fine performances have attracted strong interest from elsewhere.
City are looking in need of improvements at the back this season after some unconvincing performances from their defenders as well as numorous injury problems suffered by club captain Vincent Kompany.
Still, it is claimed that the Premier League champions have failed with an opening bid of £17.4m for the Uruguayan stopper, who has shone this season in the absence of previous first-choice centre-back Miranda.
Gimenez has struck up a solid partnership with his fellow countryman Diego Godin in Atletico’s back four, and it had been claimed that his run in the side could push Miranda out of the door this January.