Manchester City are planning a £200 million transfer spending spree in the summer to revamp their failing squad following a below par season.
Despite previous Financial Fair Play sanctions City remain confident they won’t fall foul of the rules and expect to break even in their next financial results.
That could partly be met by the planned sales of Stevan Jovetic, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and even Yaya Toure.
They will be replaced by names from an incredible wish-list of talent which includes Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba who could be available for £50 million and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, according to the Daily Star.
The report says City are currently in talks with the representatives of former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne whilst they’re also keeping one eye on Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling.
Everton’s Ross Barkley, Atletico Madrid’s Koke and Layvin Kurzawa, Monaco’s left back.
Whether Manuel Pellegrini will be there to oversee these incredibly ambitious transfer plans is another question entirely and likely dependent on whether City can retain the Premier League title.
However, given the clubs managerial model it’s likely the targets will remain the same and will be purchased whilst the City hierarchy could in theory search for a new manager.