Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, is set to add Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara to his squad ahead of next season.
City are looking to bring in three key additions to their first-team squad, with reports suggesting Guardiola has £200m to spend.
Crystal Palace winger, Wilfried Zaha, remains on his radar, but is not thought to be one of their primary targets.
Guardiola is keen to get his business done early, due to the World Cup starting on June 14 and a shortened summer transfer window.
He managed Thiago at Bayern and Barcelona and sees him as key to rejuvenating City’s ageing midfield, with David Silva, Fernandinho and Yaya Toure all in their 30s.
City are also monitoring Mbappe’s situation, after UEFA confirmed they were investigating PSG’s spending over the last 12 months.
Mbappe’s loan becomes a permanent move this summer, but the Financial Fair Play investigation could lead to the Qatar-backed club immediately selling the teenage superstar.