Manchester City make move to beat Arsenal to transfer of defender

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Manchester City are hoping to beat the likes of Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon to the transfer of 19 year old defender Ousmane Diomande, according to Daily Mail via Metro.

Diomande is currently on loan at Portuguese side CD Mafra from FC Midtjylland in Denmark and has done enough at that level to attract the attention of Manchester City.

Midtjylland are holding out for €10million for the transfer of the teenager who has never played a competitive game for them.

A move to the Premier League would be a remarkable rise for the teenager who has only played first team football for Mafra in the Portuguese second tier and domestic cup competitions.

The centre-back has made 13 league appearances so far this campaign for Mafra, with four more made in cup competitions.