Manchester City eyeing record-breaking move for La Liga star in a bid to win the title back

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Manchester City have been linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez.

According to reports, the Premier League giants have had an 89 million euro offer turned down for the Uruguayan defender.

Gimenez is one of the best young defenders around Europe right now and it is no surprise that Pep Guardiola wants to bring him to Manchester City.

The Premier League outfit were vulnerable at the back last season and their defensive problems cost them the Premier League title.

Someone like Gimenez could improve the massively this season and it will be interesting to see if they can convince the Spanish outfit to sell the player in the coming weeks.

The Uruguayan international would be the ideal replacement for Vincent Kompany. The Manchester City legend has not been replaced properly and it has cost the club on the pitch.

City already have a quality defender in Aymeric Laporte a and Gimenez could partner him at the back this season.

There is no doubt that the Premier League outfit have the resources to pull off a transfer this big and it remains to be seen how the situation unfolds in the coming weeks.

If Manchester City can agree on a fee with Atletico Madrid they should not have any issues convincing the player to join them.

The Premier League side can offer Gimenez more wages and the chance to work with one of the best managers of his generation.