Alex Mott

Leicester duo on Man City shortlist as defensive crisis goes on

Manchester City are reportedly considering January moves for either Jonny Evans or Çağlar Söyüncü

City are in the midst of a defensive crisis with the likes of Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko out injured and Nicolas Otamendi desperately out of form.

As such, the reigning champions are looking to make a move for an established Premier League defender during the winter window.

Sky Sports say that Pep Guardiola has targeted both of Leicester’s centre-backs as potential recruits, with City ready to make their move post-Christmas.

Evans and Söyüncü have formed an impressive partnership so far this season, conceding just eight goals – the lowest in the division.

The Foxes are thought to be resistant to any offers midway through the season, and have slapped a hefty €80m price tag on the Turkey international.

Evans will cost considerably less though, with the midlands side thought to be willing to listen to offers of around €20m.