Manchester City want to sign Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt.

The Premier League leaders have been playing Fabian Delph as a makeshift left-back after a serious injury to Benjamin Mendy.

And boss Pep Guardiola sees Van Aanholt as a short-term replacement.

The Sun reports Manchester City will make a £12m bid for Van Aanholt in January.

Palace are spoilt for choice when it comes to left-backs with Van Aanholt, Jeffrey Schlupp and Pape Souare competing for a starting berth.

And Eagles manager Roy Hodgson could sell some players to fund moves for his transfer targets.

Van Aanholt, who only arrived from Sunderland last January, is the club’s first-choice left-back.