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Report: Representatives of Manchester City transfer target ‘considering legal action’ against the FA



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The representatives of one of Manchester City’s main transfer targets for this summer, Lucas Paqueta, are reportedly ‘considering legal action’ against the FA.

Manchester City are expected to revive their interest in Paqueta this summer, having failed to bring the Brazilian international to the Etihad Stadium towards the end of the last summer market.

While it was understood that City and West Ham were closing in on a total agreement over a deal for the player, the emergence of an active FA investigation into gambling allegations led to the Premier League champions immediately withdrawing from talks.

As such, Manchester City moved on to sign Matheus Nunes from Wolverhampton Wanderers, although Etihad bosses are likely to return for Paqueta in the event that his investigation leads to nothing serious.

But the representatives of the 26-year-old playmaker have already been left aggrieved by the matter, and continue to be concerned that off-the-field issues could cost them a significant opportunity to join arguably the finest footballing project on the planet at present.

According to the information of TBR Football, the representatives of Lucas Paqueta are ‘considering legal action’ against the Football Association, threatening a case of potential ‘loss of earnings’ if they are again denied the chance of joining Manchester City.

As it stands, the FA have refused to confirm if a verdict on the case of gambling allegations would be delivered in time for Paqueta to move this summer, with Manchester City understood to be retaining transfer interest from the last summer market.

Manchester City will have no problem turning their attentions elsewhere, should a deal for Lucas Paqueta not be possible in the coming months, with the likes of Bruno Guimaraes from Newcastle also on their wishlist.

A more ambitious move in the market could see City swoop for Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala, however the general feeling within the Etihad Stadium is that the German midfielder is more likely to stay at the Allianz Arena.