Date: 14th October 2023 at 11:12am
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Manchester City will host Brighton & Hove Albion next Saturday as they look to return to winning ways in the Premier League.

Before the international break, Pep Guardiola’s side were defeated by Arsenal at the Emirates.

Gabriel Martinelli’s late deflected effort was the only difference between the two sides, earning the Gunners a 1-0 victory.

The defeat meant that the Sky Blues had suffered two successive Premier League defeats, causing them to fall to third in the top flight table.

The absence of both Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri has had a huge impact on the Citizens, and that will be something they look to address in the future.

The Manchester outfit have already been looking at potential players they could bring in to solve their midfield depth issues.

Now it seems that City have set their sights on signing a five-time Champions League winner.

According to The Sun, Manchester City are looking to secure the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos once his current deal expires.

The report claims the reigning European champions are allegedly willing to offer the German a two-year contract worth £13 million-a-year.

Kroos is said to have rejected advances from Saudi Arabia and the MLS this year

Kroos, 33, joined Spanish giants Real Madrid from Bayern Munich in 2014 and has since established himself as one of the world’s best in his position.

The ex-Germany international has gone on to make 428 total appearances for Los Blancos and amassed 106 senior caps for his national team.

In those 428 games, the 33-year-old scored 28 goals and notched 91 assists whilst operating mainly as a central midfielder.

Kroos has also won many of Europe’s biggest competitions, including five Champions League titles, three La Liga titles and one FIFA World Cup trophy for Germany.

The German signed a one year contract extension in June, meaning that his deal doesn’t expire until next summer.

Therefore, City must wait until next summer to secure their ideal midfield signing on a free transfer, however he could sign a pre-contract agreement with them in January.

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