Manchester City are lining up moves for Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and QPR's Julio Cesar, according to The Mirror.
Real Madrid are for now refusing to the pay demands of Sergio Ramos; his current deal is worth around £4.6million a year but the 27-year-old wants to be in the same bracket of pay as the £6.2million that Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are paid and this disagreement has given new hope to Manchester City.
The team from Manchester face competition from mega-rich French side Paris Saint-Germain, and the report says they will offer Ramos wages of around £7.2million a year to try and lure him to the Premier League.
New Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has used Ramos either at right-back or as midfield an anchorman so far, but the 27-year-old wants to play in central defence - another thing making a move away seem more likely.
Ramos reportedly has a release clause of around £41m in his contract City's issues at centre-back in the absence of their injured captain Vincent Kompany could prompt them to make an opening offer of £32.5million.
Pellegrini has finally run out of patience with current number one Joe Hart and have lined up Brazilian Cesar as a replacement. Barcelona's Victor Valdes remains the top target, but if City fail to bring him to the Etihad then they will look elsewhere; Julio Cesar fits the bill and there are rumours that boss Harry Redknapp will let the keeper leave in January.
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