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Manchester City interested in signing £30m rated defender Unai Nunez

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Manchester City are looking to add some defensive reinforcements in the summer and are keeping tabs on Athletic Bilbao defender Unai Nunez.

The 23-year-old is reportedly worth £30m and has a whole host of clubs interested in him with the likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan being potential suitors.

The Citizens have had a difficult season compared to their high standards as they sit in 2nd position in the Premier League and well off the incredible pace that Liverpool have set.

KHARKIV, UKRAINE – OCTOBER 23, 2018: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City goes to the pitch before the UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk at OSK Metalist stadium in Kharkiv

A key reason for City’s collapse this campaign has been their lack of defensive options with City legend Vincent Kompany departing in the summer and Aymeric Laporte suffering a long term injury early in the season.

John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi were still available for selection but the pair have been sub-par leaving manager Pep Guardiola with no option but to play Fernandinho at centre-back.

Summer signing Rodri filled in for the Brazillian but despite his obvious quality, he has been unable to produce the impact that Fernandinho had on the team.

Guardiola’s side have already suffered six defeats in 25 Premier League games this campaign, which is the same as they suffered in the two previous seasons combined.

With Guardiola being publically unhappy with Stones’ performances and the lack of defensive depth in the squad, the Citizens are desperate to bring in reinforcements and have enquired about signing Unai Nunez.

The Spanish international, who only has a solitary cap for his country, has made 12 appearances this season for Bilbao this season.

He is currently not a starter for the team that is 9th in La Liga with Yeray Alvarez and Inigo Martinez the experienced starters.

This means that the Nunez has only featured in 8 La Liga fixtures thus far as he has been used as a rotation piece.

Nunez has a £30m release clause in his contract but the Spanish club are looking to increase that value given the interest in the player, which can only be done by giving the player a new contract.

The 23-year-old’s contract expires in 2023 and also wants an increase in wages that match the contracts that his defensive partners have.

With Bayern Munich and Inter Milan also looking to snap the defender up, Manchester City will have to make a move sooner than later to get him for cheap.

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