Manchester City had a €50million bid for midfielder Tanguy Ndombele rejected by Lyon in the summer, according to French publication RMC Sport.
The Ligue 1 outfit recently stunned Manchester City in the Champions League to turn the group on its head with Ndombele shining before the City chiefs who desperately tried to sign the 21-year-old months previously.
Despite the interest in the player from abroad, Ndombele signed an improved contract extension at Lyon until 2023 which will only be used as an attempt to gain more money for the player should the club decide to sell the player.
City wanted to re-enforce their midfield options in the summer but were rebuffed in their efforts to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho who opted to sign for Chelsea under new boss Mauricio Sarri.
Earlier this week, it was reported that City made a €50million for Ajax midfielder Frenkie De Jong, which was also rejected. The news coincides with further information stated that the Blues hold a keen interest in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves despite the Midlands club’s valuation of £110million.