Man City ready to reignite interest in Dusan Vlahovic and more transfer rumours

Manchester City are ‘ready to return’ and rekindle their interest in Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

That is according to a report by Vivo Per Lei, who claim that City were heavily interested in the 21-year-old Serbian international during the summer transfer window.

Landing a new striker was a top priority for City during the summer window, with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane right at the very top of their wish list, although, in the end, no deal for the England captain came to fruition.

City have started the new campaign with just one recognisable senior striker on their books in the shape of Gabriel Jesus, although manager Pep Guardiola has converted him into a right-winger for now, allowing Ferran Torres to lead the line.

However, the report by Vivo Per Lei suggests that the City chief is still looking to add to his attacking ranks by the time the January window comes around, with Vlahovic once again attracting attention.

The youngster, who scored 21 goals in 37 Serie A outings last season, is also being linked with a move to Juventus, highlighting just how many big-name European heavyweights are keeping an eye on his development.

Fiorentina reportedly want to give the striker a new contract, which would run until 2026 and will likely have a release clause valued at €70million, but would only be accessible for non-Italian clubs.

Meanwhile, another striker that City are reportedly prepared to turn to is Real Sociedad ace Mikel Oyarzabal.

That is according to Eurosport, who claim that City are ready to shelve their interest in Kane and focusing on signing the Spaniard instead.

Strictly speaking, though, Oyarzabal is, like Torres, a makeshift striker who is a winger by trade, suggesting that Guardiola is prepared to take an alternative route in order to add goals to his team.

The Spaniard, who has started this season in sensational form, scoring four goals in as many La Liga appearances, scored 13 times in all competitions for Sociedad last term.