Manchester City set for THIRD attempt to sign Real Madrid star

Manchester City will consider making yet another move to try and sign Real Madrid defender Pepe despite already failing to land him on two separate occasions, Daily Star reports.

Manuel Pellegrini is said to be a huge admirer of the 31-year-old centre-back and with his contract set to expire in 2016, the La Liga giants will likely be open to letting him leave.

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Despite already rejected a £25million offer earlier, City could be given a huge boost after sources claim that he could cost them only £6million to make the move.

Pepe has lost his regular role in the side with Carlo Ancelotti opting to use young French defender Raphael Varane who is highly tipped to become one of the world’s best central defender ahead o him in the pecking order.

Eliaquim Mangala recently made his switch to the Etihad, but hasn’t quite lived up to his £30million price tag while Matija Nastasic could depart for a larger role with both Roma and Juventus currently monitoring his situation.

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