La Liga giants, Atletico Madrid centre-back Jose Gimenez has reportedly emerged as a surprise transfer target for Chelsea and Manchester City.
With Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres likely to make a switch to the Etihad Stadium in the nearby future, there are reports that Guardiola is being proactive in the transfer market.
According to ESPN, the City head-coach wants to make another addition and he is ready to rival Chelsea for the services of Jose Gimenez, who has starred for Atletico in recent campaigns.
Although regarded as a vital player at Wanda Metrpolitano, the Spanish heavyweights may be open to cashing in on one of their most prized assets following to the financial implications from the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, it is reported that Atletico Madrid officials are currently demanding that any interested club, which allegedly includes the Blues, activate the Uruguay international’s £110m release clause.
South American centre-back has three years left on his current deal and it has seen Atletico Madrid to be in the perfect position to negotiate with the interested parties about the transfer fee.
Man City and Chelsea also eyeing a move another top-class defender Kalidou Koulibaly who is believed to be valued at £81m by Napoli.