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Manchester City plan striker and left-back transfers in January window – report

Manchester City will not rest on their laurels half-way through the season and hope to add two more signings to an already impressive squad, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Despite City scoring 39 goals in 12 games, Pep Guardiola still wishes to add Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez to his attacking ranks and it is reported that City will make a renewed effort to sign their summer target in January.

Alexis is out of contract in June and with Arsene Wenger said to be willing to cash in on the 28-year-old, City are prepared to make a £20million bid – that is £40million less than what they offered Arsenal on deadline day, when the Gunners agreed to sell Sanchez only to back out when they couldn’t sign his intended replacement, Thomas Lemar.

Guardiola’s other priority will be to add cover at left-back with Benjamin Mendy out for much of the season through injury. Fabian Delph is doing an admirable job in the position, but with City hoping to compete on all fronts, Pep would like another natural left-back in.

A whole host of talented left-backs have been linked with a switch to the Etihad Stadium lately, including Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli), Aarón Martin (Espanyol) and José Luis Gayà (Valencia). It remains to be seen which of those, if any, is Guardiola’s primary target.

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