Manchester City will seek to begin a rebuild of their squad in January, with the signing of Leicester City’s Çaglar Söyüncü, according to the Sunday Times.
Pep Guardiola apparently sees the Turkish centre-back as the heir to Vincent Kompany in the heart of Manchester City’s defence, and is willing to stay at the club as a new wave of long-term signings and contracts are put in place.
Alongside a proposed deal for Söyüncü, the Blues are considering moves for a midfielder in David Silva’s ilk, as well as a back-up in the right back and striker positions.
On the contract front, progress is still being made over an extension to Raheem Sterling’s deal. There is also ‘growing confidence‘ inside the club that Guardiola will be persuaded to extend his contract beyond its current expiry in 2021.
Manchester City face stumbling blocks in their attempts to sign Söyüncü, with an £80 million price tag slapped on the highly-rated central defender. Leicester’s notoriously tough negotiation strategy and the player’s links to his current boss Brendan Rogers are amongst a whole host of hurdles that the champions will have to leap to get any deal over the line.
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