News coming out of Spain today is that City have made a move for Espanyol's 23 year old right-back Sergio Sánchez.
It's from a story in this morning's El Mundo Deportivo - a paper which, as one based in Barcelona would expect, tends to be first with RCD Espanyol stories. The article claims that MCFC made contact over the weekend and formal negotiations are to start soon. City are willing to offer at least €4m - the offer that Sevilla have already made for Sánchez. Valencia have had a €3m bid rejected, and Sánchez has a buy out clause of €6m. (Article in Spanish here and Google's English translation here.)
Apparently Sánchez will decide on his future this week.
I'd be quite surprised if this comes off. I know that buying Espanyol's right-back worked very well last summer, but that's not to say that we should try to buy Espanyol's right-back the next summer as well. We already have a pretty good choice between Zabaleta and Micah Richards at right back (I don't think it's a choice that requires much thought.) I'd be surprised if either of those two moved on this summer. If Sánchez could play left-back though, he'd be much more useful - I'd be surprised if either Ball or Garrido are around for 2009/10.