Manchester City set €330 million budget for this summer transfer market. The priorities are two defenders, a substitute for Sané and attacking player.
Manchester City are now planning the structure of the squad for the 2020/2021 season following the CAS lifted UEFA ban.
According to Sport, Pep Guardiola will have a budget of 300 million pounds (330 million euro) with targeting four acquisitions.
Both Pep Guardiola and sporting director Aitor “Txiki” Begiristain have identified the areas of the squad that need to be strengthened.
They agree that two central defenders, a replacement for Bayern Munich bound Sané and another attacking option on the shopping list.
A right footed central defender to accompany Laporte along with another left footed player who can also play at left back are imperative to the 2020/21 City defence with the likes of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Sevilla’s Diego Carlos and Inter Milan’s Skrinniar all featuring on the wanted list.
Sport single out David Alaba, who has yet to renew with Bayern with Guardiola an admirer of the Austrian international.
Ferrán Torres has been cited as a potential replacement for the departing Leroy Sané. Valencia will request a fee of 30-40 million euro for his signature.
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) has been targeted as an attacking option. But it would now appear that the German player is edging closer to a move to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea.
Credit: AS English