Manchester City chase £25million rated Javi Martinez

Manchester City will begin to spend money in order to stand the best chance of retaining their newly acquired Premier League title and the Daily Mail reports that Athletic Bilbao’s Javi Martinez is on the radar.

Martinez usually operates as a defensive midfielder for the La Liga side though according to the Daily Mail, City are keen to link him up with Vincent Kompany in the heart of defence, somewhere that he can also play. The 23-year-old has impressed in his sides recent Europa League and is thought to have attracted interest from a host of European clubs.

The Spanish International will not come cheap, with a fee of around £25million being suggested it could see City pull out of the deal to sign Eden Hazard.