Manchester City are ready for a huge summer in the transfer market as Pep Guardiola looks to build a squad that is once again capable of competing on all fronts, after three consecutive seasons of failing to mount a title challenge.
Gael Clichy is now confirmed to be following Pablo Zabaleta through the Etihad exit door, and others will follow in the coming weeks, as the Blues prepare for a spending spree that could hit £250 million.
And according to James Ducker of the Telegraph, Manchester City chief executive officer, Ferran Soriano, flew to Abu Dhabi on Monday with the club’s hierarchy ready to discuss the final details of their transfer plans for the summer.
Two elite full-backs are top of the agenda, with Zabaleta and Clichy’s exits now confirmed, and Bacary Sagna set to follow when his contract runs out. The Telegraph states that City are leading the race for 26-year-old England international, Kyle Walker, who will fill the vacant right-back spot if a deal can be done.
Alex Sandro of Juventus and Monaco star Benjamin Mendy are the two left-backs interesting City the most, and either would be an exciting acquisition to work with Leroy Sané on that side of the pitch.
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