Manuel Pellegrini wants to bring Pepe to Manchester City
FA disciplinary panels can expect plenty of overtime next season if Manuel Pellegrini succeeds in bringing Pepe to the Premier League.
The Malaga boss is widely expected to become Manchester City’s new manager and reports in the Spanish media suggest that he wants to make the Real Madrid defender his first signing.
Pepe is believed to be happy at the Bernabeu but has fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho. Spanish newspaper Marca reports that Chilean coach Pellegrini is hoping that City’s sizeable coffers can make the Portugal international an offer he would find difficult to turn down.
But Real are likely to await the nod from their own new manager – expected to be Carlo Ancelotti – before deciding which players will be allowed to leave this summer.