Guardiola plotting to bring Real Madrid international to Man City to replace Citizens stalwart

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According to reports in Germany, Pep Guardiola is already making transfer plans should he replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City next summer.

It has been confirmed that the current Bayern Munich coach will be leaving the Bavarian giants in the summer, with Carlo Ancelotti announced as his successor, and reports indicate that Manchester City appear to be in pole position to recruit the Barcelona legend [Mirror].

<> at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 18, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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Guardiola has won three La Liga crowns, two Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues since beginning his managerial career, and could be the ideal figure to take City to the next level.

According to German television station ZDF [as per Le 10 Sport], Guardiola is already making some transfer plans should he take over from Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium.

The coach is understood to be interested in Real Madrid stopper Keylor Navas—who could be brought to Manchester to provide competition for—or even replace—Joe Hart, a player who apparently doesn’t have Guardiola’s faith.

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The England international moved to City from Shrewsbury Town in 2006, and has since established himself as one of the Premier League’s finest, winning the division on two occasions and also lifting the FA Cup in 2011.


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