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Report: Manchester City target £68m ace who coach believes can 'transform' into 'one of the best'

Manchester City are reportedly eyeing AC Milan star Theo Hernandez, with PSG also keen on the left-back.

According to CalcioMercato, the 23-year-old defender is on the Premier League champions’ radar. Hernandez is one of Serie A’s most exciting fullback talents. And the youngster has been a key reason why Milan are now back in the UEFA Champions League.

The Rossoneri qualified for Europe’s elite competition after finishing in the top-four last season. Since joining in 2019, Hernandez has scored 15 goals and assisted 13 in 81 appearances for Milan.

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Hernandez won’t come cheap for City, though. As per CalcioMercato back in June, Milan will only accept an offer of around €80m (£68m) for the French defender. The left-back’s contract with the Italian giants expires in 2024.

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Despite a huge transfer fee, Hernandez could be a rare exception of a player who could be worth the price. Milan manager Stefano Pioli told Aceh Football that the defender has the potential to ‘transform into one of the best’ in football.

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Moreover, with City’s left-back area continuing to be a cause of concern for some supporters, going big on Hernandez could be a way to solve this problem for many years to come.

The Marseille-born defender is one of Italy’s most dynamic left-backs and has proven with Milan to be an exceptional talent if in the right environment. And for City, Hernandez could thrive in a Premier League setting.

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