Manchester City are considering making a move for Atlético Madrid defender José Giménez.
The Premier League side have already reinforced their defence by signing Nathan Aké from Bournemouth in a £41 million deal. They continue to be lined with Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, but they have other defensive targets, and one of them is Giménez, with Pep Guardiola in the market for a right-footed centre back.
He is regarded as cheaper option than Koulibaly, despite the fact that he has a £110 million buy-out clause in his contract – City are not prepared to pay anything like that for him.
Giménez, who has won 58 caps for Uruguay, joined Atlético from local club Danubio in 2013, and has gone on to make 191 senior appearances for the La Liga side in all competitions. He was part of the team that won the Europa League two years ago.
Apart from Aké, City have also signed winger Ferran Torres from Valencia this summer.
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