Manchester City have reportedly raised their offer for the Torino right-back Bruno Peres. Pep Guardiola’s side are now getting close to what the Italian club demand, according to TuttoSport.

The newspaper claims that Manchester City have improved their bid from €15m to €18m. Now Torino believe it wouldn’t take much effort to reach the €20m they want.

The problem for Manchester City is that Torino would use their offer to open an auction, as they hope that other European top clubs would show up with higher bids for the Brazilian player.

But Pep Guardiola’s club is considered to be in pole position for the signing at the moment.

Peres was never a big star in Brazil, and he left Santos for Torino in 2014 for only €2m.

He’s been enjoying a good period in Italy since then, but the Guardiola claims could well designed to open an auction, without the genuine interest actually needed.