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How much Manchester City were willing to pay for PSG new-boy Nuno Mendes this summer revealed

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How much Manchester City were willing to pay for PSG new-boy Nuno Mendes this summer revealed

Mendes hot property

Nuno Mendes is one of the most exciting defensive prospects of his generation. Just 19 years old, he has already racked up 47 appearances for Portuguese outfit Sporting Lisbon, the same youth system that produced Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and other household names.

As such, it sparked something of a frenzy when he was placed on the market on deadline day by the Portuguese side, leaving Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris-Saint-Germain all to go head-to-head for his services.

It was, however, the Parisians that completed a deal for him in the dying hours of the window, agreeing a loan with an option to buy next summer for a fee of 40 million euros.

City were interested at a cut price

Now, as per the reliable Fabrizio Romano, it has emerged that Manchester City had already enquired about the defender earlier in the summer, and were very interested.

However, it appears that they were only willing to strike a deal worth around 20 million euros (a fee less than half of his current 42 million euro transfermarkt value)

Meanwhile, Manchester United, for their part, were only seeking a longer-term investment and therefore didn’t pursue a deal.

Could Manchester City come to rue missing out on the highly-touted teen?

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