Man City want Blanc - but he wants Manchester United job

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Manchester City are reported have approached Laurent Blanc with regards to becoming the club’s next manager. The Paris Saint-Germain boss, however, has been in touch with Manchester United to express a desire to replace David Moyes.

Blanc is out of contract in the summer, and although PSG say he will renew until 2016, there is speculation about his future at the Parc des Princes. Given Blanc’s potential availability this summer, Le Parisien report that Manchester City have sounded out the former France coach about a potential move to the Etihad Stadium.

It is claimed that Manuel Pellegrini could pay the price for a failure to secure the Premier League title, despite having spent only one year with the club, although the report adds that Blanc remains an unlikely successor were Manchester City to unexpectedly pull the trigger.

Meanwhile, Blanc also continues to be linked with the vacant Manchester United position despite publicly ruling himself out of the running earlier this week. The Times reports on Friday that Blanc’s representatives have made contact with Old Trafford chiefs to throw his hat into the ring.

Blanc, however, is not thought to be among the leading contenders to replace Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the odds on favourite to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United after Ryan Giggs’ interim spell in charge.

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