According to Sky Sports, Manchester City denied that they offered 78 million pounds to Atletico Madrid defender Jimenez.
In an interview with Spanish media, Atlético de Madrid president Cerezo said that he had indeed received an offer from Manchester City to Jimenez, but said the Uruguayan defender is an excellent player, and Atletico Madrid hopes to have such a player.
It is reported that Manchester City was surprised by such remarks. The source pointed out that the news about Manchester City's offer to Jimenez is not valid and Blue Moon will not pay such transfer fees for the central defender.
Sky Sports said that Manchester City still want to introduce a central defender before the transfer window closes. They see Jimenez as an alternative to Coulibaly. However, as Jimenez is confirmed to be infected with the new crown pneumonia virus, any possible transfer will become very complicated.
Manchester City also expressed interest in Sevilla defenders Diego Carlos and Comte, but they made it clear that they would not pay a transfer fee of 78 million pounds for the central defenders.