Manchester City are reportedly lining up a £6m bid to sign highly-rated young left-back Abdul Baba from Bundesliga side Augsburg in the summer transfer window.
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The Premier League champions need to strengthen at the back after a difficult season, and are keeping an eye on this potential bargain buy, with the 20-year-old Ghana international impressing greatly in the German top flight this term.
City hope they can bring Baba in as a replacement for the under-performing Aleksandar Kolarov, with manager Manuel Pellegrini unconvinced by his current options in that position.
The Sun reports City’s interest in the player, with claims that club scouts have been in Germany to watch the talented young defender play this season, with an opening bid of £6m now expected for when the transfer window opens.
City need to make cheap signings to keep up with tightening Financial Fair Play restrictions from UEFA, with a possible Kolarov sale also helping to balance the books.