Manchester City are ready to launch a bid for Leicester City defender, Soyuncu in the summer. The Turkish defender has enjoyed a fine season with high flying Leicester City.

Manchester City have endured a poor League campaign so far by their own high standard, they are second in the table, 22 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool, and it looks like European competition is all they are left to fight for in the second half of the campaign.

The Citizens have struggled in their backline this season, as first team players have suffered from one form of injury or the other. Rodri and Fernandinho have been adopted as makeshift center defenders. Laporte and Jon Stones have both endured a injury hit season. The latter made a return last month in September. He has suffered a relapse and he will be out for another couple of weeks.

The departure of Vincent Kompany without adequate replacement has left City short of options in the back. It is evident they need a player who can fill the role.

City were after Harry Maguire in the summer as a replacement for the departing veteran, but they opted out of the deal, when it appeared it was too expensive. The former Leicester City man moved to city neighbor, Manchester United.

It will be interesting to see how the pursuit of Soyuncu will go, as Leicester will be very difficult to transact with, as they are not in a hurry to sell Soyuncu who has a contract till 2024.

Cross city rival, Manchester United have also shown interest in the Leicester man. Red Devils manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants another defender to partner summer signing Maguire. The coach is not convinced about the long-term involvement of Lindelof, while Phil Jones and Eric Bailey have failed to convince. They have also suffered from fitness issues.