Real Madrid’s Pepe is a summer target of Manchester City.

Having  lost his place in the starting XI to Raphael Varane last season, City have upped their interest in the out of favour defender.

Reportedly Pellegrini is ready to bid up to £22million for the defender, which considering  Pepe’s age and first team status is surely an offer that can’t be refused.

New Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will not stand in the way of Pepe should he want to leave. The former Chelsea manager doesn’t like players with a poor temperament, something which Pepe has.

Despite the best defensive record in the Premier League next season, Manchester City’s partnership that served them so well in their title winning campaign.

Both Vincent Kompany and Joleon Lescott struggled to maintain both form and avoid regularly avoid injury, meaning the youngster Matija Nastasic was forced to play more frequently that City had imagined.

Although the form of the Serbian international was impressive, Pellegrini wants to bring in an experienced defender.

Whilst it could be one defender in for Manchester City, two have been linked with the exit door.

Micah Richards has rejected the clubs offer of a new contract and reportedly both Bayern Munich and Inter are chasing the English defender’s signature.

Aleksandar Kolarov is desperate to follow Carlos Tevez to Juventus.

The Serbian international is one of Juve’s main targets and would fit perfectly into their 3-5-2 formation in the left-wing back position.

Kolarov has struggled to edge Gael Clichy out of the Manchester City side since his arrival in 2010.