Report: Manchester City interested in Patrick van Aanholt

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City gives a high five to Danny Simpson of Leiceter City after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power...

Former Sunderland defender Patrick van Aanholt, now at Crystal Palace, is reportedly wanted by Manchester City in the January transfer window.

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace applauds supporters after his side's 0-4 defeat in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September...

Manchester City are interested in signing Patrick van Aanholt from Crystal Palace in the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that City manager Pep Guardiola wants Van Aanholt as cover for Benjamin Mendy, who is on the sidelines at the moment with a cruciate knee injury.

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace and Juan Mata of Manchester United compete for the ball  during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford...

The report has also claimed that Palace could sell the 27-year-old left-back in order to recoup the £12 million fee they paid Sunderland.

As reported by The Sun, Palace signed the Netherlands international from Sunderland in January 2017 for £12m.

The Black Cats signed the left-back from Chelsea in 2014 for a transfer fee reported by The Sun to be worth £1.5m.

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palace and Leroy Fer of Swansea City battle for possession during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Swansea City at Selhurst Park on August...

Van Aanholt played well during his time at Sunderland and has proved himself in the Premier League.

The Black Cats are in danger of getting relegated to League One at the end of the season, but the Dutchman could well be lifting Premier League as well as Champions League trophies this term.

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