Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to strengthen his selection with two internationals from England the day after losing the Champions League final. The Spaniard has set his sights on the arrival of Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) and Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).
Manchester City lost the Champions League final 1-0 to Chelsea last Saturday, but Guardiola does not allow itself a moment of rest and focuses directly on the next season. The Spanish manager is keen to add Grealish and Kane to his roster this summer. To pay for the arrival of the two players, City must first sell the necessary players, The Athletic knows. There are hefty price tags around the necks of 25-year-old Grealish and 27-year-old Kane. The Athletic reports that a large number of players are open to a transfer, in order to make room for the arrival of the two internationals from England.
Dissatisfaction among part of the player group has increased further after the lost Champions League final. For example, striker Gabriel Jesus is dissatisfied with his role within the selection and he is disappointed that Guardiola often chooses to play with a ‘false number nine’. Center-back Aymeric Laporte is also dissatisfied, now that he has fallen in the pecking order behind Ruben Dias and John Stones. Finally, according to The Athletic, Raheem Sterling is not unwelcome to a departure from Manchester. The winger has been surpassed by the young Phil Foden this season and often sits on the bench.
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