Manchester City have been left with a void in their midfield following the departure of Yaya Toure earlier in the summer.

The Blues have found themselves between a rock and a hard place in recent weeks after Napoli midfielder Jorginho rebuffed City’s advances and joined rivals Chelsea at the eleventh hour.

However, according to and exclusive report by TEAMtalk, Pep Guardiola has approved City’s move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara with him fully behind a possible €70million for the 27-year-old.

The report states that Guardiola has instructed City to return for the midfielder he previously managed at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, despite a failed move for the player in 2016 when he joined City from the German outfit.

City have been hoping to bolster their midfield options since January, but moves for Fred and Jorginho ultimately failed with the duo joining Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Bayern signed midfielder Leon Goretzka on a free transfer from Schalke this summer and it is believed Thiago could be sold to free up the bodies in midfield and could be available for €70million, report SPORT.

The Spanish international is under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2021.

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