Guardiola's Man City Super Team The international break might be a chance to temporarily down tools for some, but not Pep Guardiol...
Guardiola's Man City Super Team
The international break might be a chance to temporarily down tools for some, but not Pep Guardiola.
The Manchester City manager is busy putting together a £175 million shopping list that includes Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci and Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an effort to build "the best team on the planet."
The Mirror reports that City know it will be hard to add quality to their squad in the January transfer window, but they will try nevertheless.
However, the club are willing to show patience and wait until the summer in order to seal the acquisition of the three aforementioned key targets.
Bolstering their defence with Bellerin and Bonucci could set City back £100m, while Aubameyang, who has seven goals in nine appearances for Dortmund this season, is likely to cost a further £50m.
Premier League Duo Eye Tierney
Arsenal and Manchester City are keeping tabs on Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.
That is according to The Sun, who say the Premier League giants have both been impressed by the teenager’s displays in Brendan Rodgers’ defence.
Pep Guardiola was able to watch Tierney close up when City drew 3-3 at Celtic, with The Sun quoting ‘an Etihad source’:
Both City and Arsenal are likely to be in the market for a new left-back before next season.
At the Emirates, neither Nacho Monreal nor Kieran Gibbs have impressed Arsene Wenger enough to make the position their own, while City are yet to offer Gael Clichy a new contract and Aleksandar Kolarov has been used mostly as a centre-half by Guardiola.
Wayne Rooney is set to start for England against Malta on Saturday. (Daily Mirror)
Manchester City are ready to hand Pep Guardiola another £150m to turn them into the best team on the planet. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, rated at £40m, is a player Pep Guardiola covets and he also remains keen on Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, who is valued at £60m by his club. (Daily Mirror)
Arsenal failed in a move for Gonzalo Higuain over the summer, Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed. (Daily Star)
Major League Soccer would welcome Bastian Schweinsteiger with open arms, according to MLS commissioner Don Garber. (Daily Star)
Chelsea are in talks to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Silva. (Daily Star)
England and Tottenham defender Kyle Walker claims England didn’t know what to do when things went wrong in matches at Euro 2016 under Roy Hodgson. (Daily Star)
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has predicted that the club will make a collaborative decision with Arsene Wenger over whether he continues as manager beyond the end of next season. (The Telegraph)
Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race for Benfica prodigy Goncalo Guedes. (The Sun)
Leonardo Bonucci is a target for both Chelsea and Man City as they consider strengthening defensive options but any prospective move to England depends on the player’s family situation. (Daily Mail)
A day after Memphis Depay admitted that sitting on the bench this season has left him feeling like ‘a loaded gun’, Fausto Pari said that Matteo Darmian is in danger of losing his place in the Italy side. (Daily Mail)
Alex Iwobi is set for a second bumper pay rise this year. (Daily Mail)
Fernandinho is poised to put pen-to-paper on a new bumper Manchester City contract. (Daily Mail)
Michy Batshuayi is determined to fight for a starting spot at Chelsea despite reports linking him with a return to Marseille on loan despite his £33m summer move. (The Guardian)
Matteo Darmian could leave Manchester United in January, according to his agent. (Daily Express)