Manchester City eyeing £17m move for Serie A ace as part of large-scale defensive reshuffle

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Manchester City will reportedly have to bid £17m if they wish to prise Bruno Peres away from Torino this summer as Pep Guardiola eyes more new faces.

The Spaniard has already signed Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito amongst others this summer, but it looks as though his work in the summer transfer market is far from concluded.

In turn, according to The Daily Mail, it appears as though he is set to continue his spending with a bid for Peres, who impressed for the Granata in Serie A last season and has attracted plenty of attention from Europe.

City could be set to offload Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy this summer in a shake-up that will see Guardiola bring in the type of full-back required to flourish in his system and style of play.

While that trio arguably don’t fit the bill well enough, Peres would be a wise addition while The Mail suggest that Wolfsburg left-back Ricardo Rodriguez is also a target.

City continue to be linked with various defenders this month, and it is becoming evident that their new coach concedes that that is an area of his squad he needs to address ahead of his first season in charge at the Etihad.

Nevertheless, it is a difficult process considering the fees being demanded for certain individuals, making it almost impossible for the Spaniard to oversee a major overhaul of his squad.

In turn, while Peres and Rodriguez are being targeted, it remains to be seen whether or not City are able to sign one of even both of them, while also trying to find new clubs for the trio mentioned above.

The Mail add that the Premier League giants are continuing their respective pursuits of John Stones and Leonardo Bonucci too, and so several more new faces could be expected to arrive during the club’s pre-season schedule.

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