Manchester City could re-sign defender Angelino from PSV Eindhoven in a £5.3million deal.
The 22-year-old only left the Etihad 12 months ago to join PSV for £5m on a five-year contract after making three first-team appearances.
But City inserted a buy-back clause in the deal and are considering activating it to sign Angelino as cover for Benjamin Mendy.
Angelino joined PSV Eindhoven from Manchester City last year for a fee of £4.9million
The Spaniard has attracted interest from a number of clubs including Arsenal, Barcelona and Paris Saint-German following an impressive first season for PSV.
However, those clubs would have to pay around £20m and City see a deal at around half that price as very good business.
The Premier League champions want to sign another left-back in case Mendy continues to be affected by knee problems.
However, Manchester City may be activating the 22-year-old Spaniard’s buyback clause
The Frenchman ruptured the cruciate ligament in his right knee in September 2017 after joining City for £52m from Monaco, and then had surgery on the cartilage in the left joint in November.
Mendy only made 15 appearances last season and still suffers from swelling after games. He has been undergoing treatment with Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona this summer to try and solve the problem.
City remain in the race to sign Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder Rodri, who has a £60m release clause in his contract, but will not meet Leicester’s £80m-plus valuation of England centre-back Harry Maguire.
Angelino may find himself back in the blue of Manchester City if they part with the £5.3m