Manchester City willing to pay €30 million for Real Madrid defender Pepe [Mundo Deportivo]

Manchester City are willing to pay Real Madrid €30 million to take star defender Pepe off their hands, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Although Pepe appeared to fall behind Raphael Varane in the pecking order during the final months on Jose Mourinho’s reign, Varane’s injuries allowed Pepe to regain status as first-choice.

In fact, Pepe had a pretty magnificent season and City are willing to part with €30 million for the 31 year old Portuguese player.

This is despite Pepe appearing to be City’s third choice, with Eliaquim Mangala rejecting the club and Roma valuing Mehdi Benatia at a ridiculously high sum.