Found July 21, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Manchester City eyeing up Real Madrid defender Pepe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Portuguese international defender Pepe has been attracting interest from Premier League runners-up Manchester City. The Sky Blues are said to be preparing a potential £25M bid to procure his signature. Real Madrid may consider selling the centre-back as manager Carlo Ancelotti can’t promise the 30-year old regular first-team football next season. Last season, Pepe lost his starting place with the La Liga side to summer signing Raphael Varane. He made 28 appearances in the league, but failed to feature in any capacity for the side’s last four games. He fell out with former manager Jose Mourinho, and is reportedly seeking an exit. He’s said to be keen on a change of scenery and Manchester City are eyeing him up to be a potential short-term partner for Vincent Kompany to take the pressure off Matija Nastasic. The Citizens are desperate to win the Premier League title back from the hands of their f...
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