Published On: Tue, Jul 30th, 2013

Manchester City pondering move for Cagliari defender

Davide Astori CagliariManchester City are thinking of making a move for Cagliari defender Davide Astori after Matija Nastasic was ruled out for the start of the season through injury.

Nastasic was injured during City’s 1-0 in the Asia Trophy over Sunderland, and could be ruled out for up to a month forcing the Manchester club to look to the transfer market.

As a result, are reporting that the Citizens could make a move for Astori in order to ensure manager Manuel Pellegrini has enough cover for his backline.

Astori’s agent, Claudio Vigorelli, has reportedly already flown out to England and could soon meet with City directors in order to open talks for the former AC Milan youth product.

The 26-year-old has been at Cagliari since 2008, making 144 appearances in all competitions for the Isolani in that time.

Follow Adriano Boin on Twitter: @Boin44

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