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Manchester City set to spend up to £200m on three players in summer spree – report


Manchester City will not rest on their laurels this summer with Pep Guardiola set to be handed up to £200million to strengthen his squad, David McDonnell of the Mirror reports.

The Blues failed to follow up on their two previous title wins with successful seasons, in part due to average signings as rival teams strengthened, and it appears that they are determined not to make the same mistake again.

Guardiola is set to strengthen at least three positions in the summer in order to build a squad that can compete both domestically and European, after winning a Premier League and League Cup domestic double this year, but falling short in the Champions League.

Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk), Jorginho (Napoli), Jean-Michel Seri (Nice) and Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) are on Guardiola’s list of midfield targets, with Yaya Touré out of contract and ending a trophy-laden eight years at the Etihad Stadium.

Guardiola also wants an attacker, with Thomas Lemar of Monaco a possible recruit, while a return for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez also can’t be ruled out.

And with Vincent Kompany unable to play a full season and John Stones struggling since his return from injury, Pep looks likely to add another centre-back to his squad, with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld possibly following the path Kyle Walker took last year.

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