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Man City plotting transfer raid for EPL playmaker after Kevin De Bruyne injury

Manchester City are set to compensate for the loss of Kevin De Bruyne through injury by moving for Swansea City‘s Andre Ayew, Caught Offside understands.

According to our insiders at the Etihad Stadium, the Sky Blues are concerned that the loss of De Bruyne could leave them short in offensive areas for the title run-in, and are keen to move for the Swansea attacker, who has impressed them over the last six months.

De Bruyne has been outstanding for the Citizens since moving to the Premier League from Wolfsburg during the summer, and has already racked up five goals and nine assists in 19 top-flight showings so far this term.

However, he was injured in the Capital One Cup semi-final triumph over Everton and, according to the player himself, is set for 10 weeks on the sidelines.

Andre Ayew Swansea City

Despite boasting the likes of Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfried Bony, Jesus Navas, David Silva and Raheem Sterling—all of whom can make major contributions in offensive areas—City are understood to be keen to recruit in order to compensate for the loss of the Belgian international.

Ayew was understood to be on the radar of various top clubs in December [as per the Daily Mail], and while Sunderland have been linked to him latterly, City are determined to see off other suitors to recruit the Ghana international.

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