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Manchester City are set to go head to head with Paris St-Germain and Borussia Dortmund for Real Sociedad ace Mikel Oyarzabal, according to reports.
The Premier League champions have long been linked with a move for Oyarzabal, who has registered 68 goals and 45 assists in 245 appearances for Sociedad.
It is believed they remain interested in prising the 24-year-old winger away from Spain, despite Pep Guardiola already boasting an array of world-class attackers at the Etihad.
However, Spanish outlet Fichajes are reporting that City could well face competition from PSG and Dortmund in the race for his signature next year.
Sociedad are said to be demanding £63million for their star man, which means City will likely have to offload one of their current stars before a move can become realistic.
City tried to sign Oyarzabal last year, yet when the La Liga club rejected their advances they turned their attention to a deal for Ferran Torres.
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They are said to have continued monitoring him ever since, with Guardiola a fan of the player's versatility in being able to operate on both flanks and in midfield.
Oyarzabal is a product of Sociedad's academy, first joining the club at the age of 14 and making his first-team debut four years later.
City are unlikely to reignite their interest in January after forking out £100million to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa last summer.
But after dropping five points in their first five games of the new season, that could well change if Guardiola doesn't see improvements from his side over the next three months.
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They first slumped to a 1-0 defeat away at Tottenham on the opening day of the season, getting their title defence off to the worst possible start.
And following three straight victories, Guardiola's men were unable to break down Southampton in a 0-0 stalemate last weekend.
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