Manchester City latest: Youngsters win in France; Italians want defender

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Manchester City’s young players won 3-1 in a friendly match against French side Lille on Thursday afternoon.

Patrick Vieira’s side took the lead through Thierry Ambrose, who later doubled the advantage from the penalty spot, and while Lille pulled a goal back Olivier Ntcham put the game to bed.

In other news, City defender Matija Nastasic – who is becoming something of a regular in the rumour mill – is being linked with a move to Inter Milan once more.

The Daily Mail claims Nastastic and Tottenham Hotspur’s Vlad Chiriches are on the Italian club’s short-list and either player could make the move in January.

Nastastic has fallen down the pecking-order at City following the arrival of Eliaquim Mangala and the impressive form of Martin Demichelis and his time at the Etihad appears to be coming to an end.

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