Pep Guardiola has convinced his board to release funds for a centre-back in January and is now weighing up the merits of his two preferred options

Manchester City are ready to reignite their interest in Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, According to news from Ethiad.

The Premier League leaders are also considering a move for Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez, and are hopeful of signing one of the two during the winter transfer window.

Martinez

City made Van Dijk their top centre-back target during the summer, but were faced with a blow when he elected to join Liverpool, only for that move to collapse and the Dutchman to stay at St Mary’s.

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