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Manchester City linked to £355million summer spend

Manchester City ended speculation around their managerial situation yesterday, with their lunchtime announcement that Pep Guardiola will become their next manager.

Today, the papers are full of potential signings that the club are interested in making, in order to strengthen their squad to make an assault on the Premier League and Champions League titles.

City have been astonishingly linked with a £355million summer spending spree…all, on just 4 players. City are apparently keen on re-uniting Lionel Messi with his former coach in a deal that could top £120million. They are also willing to match Neymars release clause of £105million, despite interest from neighbours, Manchester United.

With Yaya Toure likely to leave City in the summer, the club would aim to replace him with former Manchester United youth prospect and current Juventus midfielder., Paul Pogba. The French midfielder would cost £80million.

City have also been linked with a £50million move for Everton centre back John Stones.

The club would however look to claw back some of this massive outlay with player sales. As mentioned, Yaya Toure is linked with an exit from the Etihad. Toure has already been sold by Guardiola once in his career, in the move that took the Ivory Coast midfielder from Barcelona to Manchester.

The club will also look to offload Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala to strengthen the funds.

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