Manchester City set to sign Martin Demichelis from Atletico Madrid

Martin Demichelis only left Malaga in the summer. Photo: PA

Manuel Pellegrini is set to reunite himself with former Malaga defender Martin Demichelis by signing him for Manchester City.

The Argentinian centre-back will cost around €5million, despite only joining Atletico Madrid on a free transfer at the start of the summer, reports Marca.

City are short of defenders following the injury to Vincent Kompany, which forced Pellegrini to utilise Javi Garcia in the heart of the defence in their loss against Cardiff.

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Demichelis yet to make a competitive appearance for Atletico, but he's apparently travelled to Barcelona with squad for Supercopa tonight.