Manchester City remain keen to strengthen their squad during the January transfer window, due to the injury problems plaguing the squad this season. However, according to Sean Kearns of the Metro, the club are not feeling confident regarding their ability to get a deal over the line in the new year.
Funds are available for Pep Guardiola to strengthen the squad during the window, but the club have reached the limit of non-homegrown players, meaning a player would need to leave the club before another could be brought in.
Leicester City duo, Caglar Soyuncu and Ben Chilwell are Manchester City’s prime targets in the window, with the latter garnering greater interest according to Metro. City believe they stand little chance of landing Chilwell in January, especially given the firm competition from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Per Kearns’ sources, Guardiola is realistic about incomings in January, but will be far less understanding as the summer window approaches. He is of the firm belief that the squad needs an overhaul, and will only remain in charge if the club confirms they share this idea.
With the Premier League title seemingly slipping further away, Guardiola has stated that he wants a left-back, centre-back, attacking midfielder and an extra forward to mount a challenge to retake the title next season.
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