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Manchester City line up £25m bid for ideal Vincent Kompany replacement

Manchester City are reportedly ready to spend around £25m on a new signing in defence this summer, with Athletic Bilbao starlet Aymeric Laporte said to be their top target.

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The French international has impressed greatly in La Liga in his short career so far, emerging as one of the top talents in the Spanish top flight to attract strong interest from several big clubs.

City certainly look in need of improvements at the back as Vincent Kompany has had a highly disappointing season, while Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala also look uncertain as ideal long-term options.

According to Goal.com, this could prompt a move from City to sign Laporte in the upcoming summer transfer window, though they are hoping to land him for less than his £30m release clause, and it remains to be seen if this will prove enough to persuade his club to let him go at the end of this season.

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