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Highly-rated Danish centre-half Simon Kjaer could be on his way to the Premier League, with reigning English champions Manchester City eyeing a move for the 23-year old according to reports in the Italian media.
The Citizens have been in the market for Kjaer's compatriot and current Liverpool defender Daniel Agger for a month now, but having grown frustrated over the lack of progress in negotiations for the 27-year old, have now turned their interest to the Wolfsburg centre-half, who has been expected to make a move away from the Volkswagen Arena this summer.
After having impressed at a very young age for Palermo, Kjaer ignored the lures of a move to Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Juventus to sign for the then-Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg.
However, after shaky performances during his debut season in Germany and a breakdown in relations with manager Felix Magath, Kjaer was heavily expected to make a switch away from the club.
Kjaer moved to AS Roma on a season-long loan last summer, but again failed to make the most of his enormours talent, and was culpable on a number of occasions as Roma finished a disappointing season in 7th in the Serie A.
The youngster however still has a number of suitors following him, with AC Milan, Fiorentina, Lille and Malaga all keen on the 23-year old.
Kjaer however would suit Citizens' manager Roberto Mancini perfectly, with the Italian boss looking to increase competition for his centre-half positions, and keen on a player who would not demand a first-team position but would be ready to prove his worth at the Etihad Stadium.
Also, with Kjaer being 4 years younger than his compatriot and considerably more affordable, the deal looks like a win-win for all concerned.
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