PEP GUARDIOLA is set to align a stunning array of stars to try and win back the Premier League title.
Monday’s successful appeal against their Champions League ban means the club are now well-positioned to launch a summer spending spree.
A number of positions are said to be at the forefront of Guardiola’s mind, including the defence and his flanks.
Leroy Sane’s exit to Bayern Munich will prompt a serious investment in a replacement with SunSport recently revealing City’s interest in Kai Havertz.
The Bayer Leverkusen star is also wanted by Chelsea after setting Bundesliga alight but is said to want Champions League football next season – something the Blues are in danger of missing out on.
According to the Telegraph, as many as four other players could arrive at the end of the campaign.
Three of those could be defenders with Kalidou Koulibaly strongly linked with a switch from Napoli.
A younger centre-back, such as Benfica’s Ruben Dias or Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu, could also be targeted to back up the first-choice pair of Koulibaly and Aymeric Laporte, particularly if John Stones goes.
Everton and Arsenal are understood to be chasing the England international who has hardly featured this season.
Completing the summer splurge could be Ben Chilwell as City reportedly continue to mull over a bid for a new left-back.
And a new striker may be brought in if Sergio Aguero continues to motion towards the exit door once his contract expires in June 2021.
The Telegraph report adds that any incoming signings may want guarantees that Guardiola is sticking around ahead of his deal running out in 12 months’ time – but the confirmation of Champions League football will still be a huge boost to City’s hand in negotiations.
By: Marc Mayo
Title: How Man City could line-up next season with Pep splashing cash including Koulibaly and Havertz but Stones out
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12111420/man-city-summer-transfers-havertz-koulibaly/
Published Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:50:01 +0000