Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep's Cash Boost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep's Cash Boost

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PEP Guardiola has been promised the funds to add more world-class talent to his Premier League champions.

City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak has outlined the club's plans to ensure they do not repeat the mistakes of their previous title-winning campaigns under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, who both failed to retain the trophy.

But Guardiola will be backed in the transfer market this summer in a bid to create a period of dominance at the Etihad. The Catalan wants to bring in at least two major signings - a holding midfielder and a forward.

Jorginho is his top midfield target - but in attack he is exploring up a host of options including Riyad Mahrez, Kylian Mbappe, Eden Hazard and Wilfried Zaha.

Khaldoon said: "Today we have a superb, high-quality squad. …

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