Ryan Bertrand is £30m Manchester City target as Pep Guardiola fumes over losing out on Barcelona star Dani Alves to PSG
Etihad chief eyes the England and Southampton ace as he hunts three new full-backs - including Spurs' Kyle Walker
Manchester City want £30million-rated defender Ryan Bertrand.
Boss Pep Guardiola is fuming after losing out to Paris Saint-Germain for Brazilian Dani Alves, 34.
The Etihad chief has demanded THREE new full-backs this summer.
But he has not managed to land any, with Spurs now expected to increase their £50m asking price for Kyle Walker.
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That has led to City stepping up their pursuit of Southampton left-back Bertrand, 27.
Saints do not want to sell but a bid in the region of £30m could sway them.
Bertrand was a shock pick when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in the 2012 Champions League final.
He moved to St Mary’s for £10m two years ago and craves another shot at the big time.
City have been in fruitless talks with Spurs over Walker for several weeks.
They rate the England right-back at £40m.
But Tottenham were already asking for £50m and chairman Daniel Levy is likely to up that price now that City have missed out on Alves.
SunSport revealed this week how Spurs are considering a move for City striker Kelechi Iheanacho as part of the deal.
Walker is due back at Spurs in the next few days and looks likely to be heading out on a pre-season trip to America with his current club — rather than City.
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