Two forwards on the wanted list at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City are planning a double swoop on Europe to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski.
The Sunday Mirror report that City manager Roberto Mancini has turned his attention to the pair of strikers after missing out on targets Neymar and Radamel Falcao, who looks likely to join Premier League rivals Chelsea.
He is also facing a battle to sign number one target Edinson Cavani for £55million from Napoli after Real Madrid entered the race for his signature.
And it appears 25-year-old Argentine striker Higuain, who could be surplus to requirements at Real Madrid this summer after a disappointing season, is now Mancini’s preferred signing to boost the attacking options at City.
The £25million-rated Higuain would like up with countrymen Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez at the Etihad Stadium, although the latter could be on his way out of the club in the summer.
City, meanwhile, have entered the market for Polish international Lewandowski, who will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season after three years with the current Bundesliga champions.
He was expected to join either Bayern Munich or Manchester United in a £25million deal, but City have now entered the market for the 24-year-old. Dortmund are keen to sign Edin Dzeko from Manchester City as a replacmenet for Lewandowski and that could give Mancini the upper hand in the transfer chase.