Date: 13th November 2016 at 12:59pm
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Pep Guardiola spent close to £150million in summer transfer fees, but with only weeks away until the 2017 January transfer window opens for business its highly likely the Manchester City boss will be asking for the clubs chequebook, again.

Pep is well aware of fragilities within the defensive area and most of us are confident he’ll be looking to strengthen within the midfield positions as well. However, buying class players in January can always be daunting. The price is often overinflated and of course, those who are worth their salt are more than likely going to be cup-tied. Nevertheless, there is no harm in window-shopping.

Already in the bag.

Gabriel Jesus

Bought for £28m in the summer the highly rated striker will join up with City from Palmeiras as soon as the Brazilian league concludes. Expect to see Jesus at the Etihad in January.

Gabriel Jesus does so well to beat MCFC’s Otamendi to the ball, with his back turned to goal then raises his head to set up Neymar.

Our new jewel.


Hector Bellerin

In early October, The Times claimed Hector Bellerin was weighing up his options and could reject a new deal with Arsenal, with his current contract expiring in 2019.Could the 21-year-old full-back excel in Guardiola’s system?


So far this season, Bellerin has completed 84.9 per cent of the 51 passes that he has attempted per game with opposition only able to dribble past him 0.7 times per game.

David Alaba

The Sun have linked Manchester City with a £40m move for Bayern Munich’s David Alaba. The 24-year-old can play in numerous positions, including the defensive area.

David has previously worked with Guardiola and the Spaniard is credited with turning the left-back into a well-rounded footballer.

Watch what happens when @David_Alaba gets nutmegged in training.


The opposition managed to dribble past him 0.5 times in a game while the Austrian makes 1.8 tackles and 2.3 interceptions – an impressive array of stats given he’s played a variety of roles for the German champions.

Leonardo Bonucci

According to the Mirror Pep remains keen on Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, who is valued at £60m by his club.


I wonder?

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund’s £50m-rated striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reportedly been on Peps wanted list for a while.



Kylian Mbappe

The Sun say Manchester City had a bid in excess of £34million rejected for Monaco’s 17-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe, and despite only playing 14 senior games, he will again be a January target.

Kylian Mbappe in action.



Top 5 Full Back Targets

City are desperate to bring in some new faces at full back soon – who are the names most likely to move to Manchester?

Paul from Blue Moon Rising TV explains.



Can we expect any of the above named players playing for Pep when the January window closes?

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