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| What do Manchester City need in the transfer window this summer?
| sbo666 Will it be another summer of change for Manchester City? We look at where Pep Guardiola could look to strengthen the Premier League champions this transfer window. After finishing the 2016-17 campaign in third, Guardiola wasted no time in strengthening his City squad, bringing Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Danilo to the Etihad 12 months ago.
It paid dividends this season, as City hit the ground running and never looked back, clinching the title after reaching an unprecedented 100 points - 19 clear of nearest challengers Manchester United. So where do they go from here? As City bid to become the first club to defend their Premier League crown since United in 2009, we consider their options this summer, with Soccer Saturday pundit Charlie Nicholas also casting his expert opinion.
Making the headlines…In April, Sky Sports News reported Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara topped Manchester City's wanted list, with Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha remaining on Guardiola's radar. The City boss is keen to get business done early ahead of the World Cup, which starts on June 14, and Napoli midfielder Jorginho could well be the first player to join the league champions, with the Italian's agent admitting his client will join if a deal can be reached with the Serie A side. sbo666
Pundit's view: Dybala in for AgueroCharlie Nicholas: "There's the saying in football that when you're at your strongest, you keep strengthening, and we've actually seen Pep tell us there have to be additions. "They have the advantage that they can go out, buy quality and keep it on the bench, which the other sides can't really do because their players get agitated.
Clues from the manager?Guardiola is fully aware City need to make changes in their bid to retain the league trophy and mount a serious challenge for the Champions League. When asked about summer transfers in April, he said: "We have to change a few things to make a step forward and that is the challenge. We have one year to defend our title. "I am sure the other teams are preparing better to beat us because we are the champions and If we stop then they are going to catch us.
What are the odds?According to Sky Bet, Jorginho is odds-on to join City this summer (1/6), with Riyad Mahrez heavily fancied to finally link up with Guardiola (4/6). Two more wingers, Leon Bailey (7/2) and Wilfried Zaha (4/1), trail Mahrez in the odds, while Danny Rose is 5/1 and Thiago Alcantara 7/1. A marquee signing appears unlikely, though Luis Suarez (6/1), Kylian Mbappe (7/1) and Lionel Messi (10/1) are all deemed to be in the mix, while Nicholas' shout of Paulo Dybala is out at 12/1. sbo666