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Manchester City have already struck twice in the transfer market in recent days with the arrival of Ferran Torres and Nathan Aké and the club of manager Josep Guardiola seems far from ready. Sky Sports namely know to report that the Citizens hope to attract four more players in the coming months, including an extra central defender.
Defense reinforcements, according to reports from the generally well-informed sports channel, are currently a priority. For the positions in the back, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli seems to be the main candidate to transfer to the number two of the past Premier League season. Guardiola currently has Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Eric Garcia, Nicolás Otamendi and Aké at the heart of his defense.
The arrival of a new left back is also high on the to dolist, although no specific candidates are mentioned. Benjamin Mendy is usually the first choice for the position on the left flank, but the Frenchman has shown to be very injury prone in recent seasons. Oleksandr Zinchenko, normally a midfielder, therefore acted as a backup to Mendy. Manchester City also has former PSV player Angeliño under contract, but after a rental period he seems to make the definitive transition to RB Leipzig.
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Guardiola is also looking for replacements for the now departed David Silva and for Sergio Agüero, who has entered his last contract year. Internazionale striker Lautaro Martínez, also named at Barcelona, is said to be the top candidate to strengthen the Manchester City attack. The Athletic reported Wednesday, incidentally, that the English have also inquired about the availability of João Félix. The Portuguese made his way to Atlético Madrid for 126 million euros last year, but has had a changeable debut year.
Manchester City has so far allocated 23 million for the arrival of the Torres, which was taken over from Valencia, an amount that can increase by 12 million due to bonuses. Bournemouth reportedly receives around 45 million for Aké, while a total of 10 million was paid for the young talents Yan Couto and Issa Kaboré. On the other hand, so far has been the departure of Leroy Sané, who has made the switch to Bayern Munich for 45 million.