French report claims Man City boss Guardiola is on a mission to snatch star man from Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Premier League giants Manchester City are reportedly ready to make a move for AC Milan star Ismael Bennacer this summer.

The Algeria international arrived from Empoli last summer and has been one of the few brights spots of a difficult season for Milan, nailing down a spot in the starting XI as the club’s best holding midfield options.

Le10Sport recently claimed that PSG sporting director Leonardo wants to raid his former side for Bennacer, with a budget of €30m ready to get the deal done, but the player gave an interview over the weekend insisting he wants to ‘win everything’ at Milan.

Foot Mercato are now reporting on Tuesday that Manchester City are also keen on the Algeria international, who was the Player of the Tournament at the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

The report states that Bennacer ‘wouldn’t say no to a return to England’ but only if he was guaranteed playing time and could play in a European competition.

Guardiola has apparently been following the 21-year-old for a long time and has also ‘started talks with the his entourage’.

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