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Man City line-up £20m bid for Premier League hot-shot

Etihad Stadium side chase Southampton forward.

Man City are lining up a bid for Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez according to the Metro.

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The 25 year old England international has missed the entire campaign with an anterior cruciate ligament injury but is close to making a comeback.

The Etihad Stadium side have relied heavily on Sergio Aguero up front with the likes of Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Wilfried Bony only offering minor support and as such a move for a new striker is perhaps no surprise.

However given just how long Rodriguez has been out injured any bid for the former Burnley man would be something of a risk and this source claims Man City are willing to offer £20m for the Saints star.

Prior to his lengthy injury lay-off Rodriguez was in great goal-scoring form, bagging 17 goals last term.

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