Pep wants seb Man City line up surprise transfer bid for Schalke’s Sebastian Rudy on loan
Boss Pep Guardiola wants cover for midfielder Fernandinho — the only real gap in his squad — and has been making checks ahead of a shock deal for the German.
Guardiola knows Rudy well from his time in Germany.
He was an unsung hero at Hoffenheim before moving to Bayern Munich.
But Rudy has struggled for form at Schalke and they may be open to a short-term loan if there is a fee involved.
City are looking into an emergency solution as none of the top-class Fernandinho replacements are currently available.