Manchester City could soon make a bid for Villarreal stopper Eric Bailly, according to Catalan daily newspaper Sport.
The Citizens have experienced all sorts of problems at the back this season and new manager Pep Guardiola is determined to shake up his defensive options.
Sport understands that the former Barcelona boss has made Villarreal centre-back Eric Bailly one of his primary targets.
Manchester City scouts watched the Ivorian in action in the Europa League clash against Sparta Prague, and it is believed the Citizens are even prepared to include some of their own players in the deal.
Baily made a switch to El Madrigal shortly after helping Ivory Coast lift the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations trophy and he has since largely impressed playing for the Yellow Submarine.
The 21-year-old has already made 30 La Liga appearances for Villarreal, while also featuring in 7 Europa League fixtures.