Bernabeu stalwart linked with Etihad switch.
Manchester City are set to launch a £6m bid for Real Madrid defender Pepe in a cut-price deal next summer, according to the Daily Star.
The Portuguese international has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium in the past, with manager Manuel Pellegrini known to be a big fan of his.
Pepe worked under the Chilean during his time in charge at Real, and could provide defensive cover in a side that has leaked goals so far this season.
With summer signing Eliaquim Mangala struggling to impress so far, Pepe’s signing would make sense for City as they look to improve their defensive record.