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Man City boss targets ‘big name’ in summer transfer window

Not content with the superstars already at the Etihad stadium, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to add more big name players to his ranks in the summer, Sky Sports reports.

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After failing to land a world class player last summer in order to strengthen his squad in the defence of the title, it appears Pellegrini is already planning ahead for an assault on the league and in Europe next season:

“It is the way of thinking that big teams need to sign a big player. It is very difficult to do it every year, but every two years you must do it.” he told Sky Sports.

“I’m not just talking about Manchester City. You see Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich – all the big clubs – they all do it. It is important to have big names.” the Chilean manager added.

The Manchester outfit have been linked with a host of names in the past month, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Raheem Sterling and Paul Pogba among those that have been tipped to make the move to Pellegrini’s side in the summer.

City face the real possibility of finishing the season empty handed, with their League crown slipping away as they currently trail Chelsea by eight points.

Following victories for Arsenal and Manchester United over the weekend, the reigning Premier League champions dropped down to fourth in the table ahead of their game against Crystal Palace on Monday night.

They were also knocked out of of both domestic cup competitions at the Etihad by Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, then crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona in the first knockout round.

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