Atletico Madrid chairman Enrique Cerezo admitted in an interview recently that Manchester City did offer Jimenez with a transfer fee of 85 million euros.
After Manchester City was blocked in the process of introducing Naples defender Coulibaly, they turned their signings to Atletico defender Jimenez. The media reported that they had officially offered Jimenez.
Atletico Madrid Chairman Enrique Cerezo mentioned: "Yes, Manchester City did offer Jimenez with a transfer fee of 85 million euros before. Jimenez is an excellent player, and we always hope that There can be such an outstanding player."