According to well-respected football correspondent Miguel Delaney, Pep Guardiola has set his sights on three defenders to strengthen the Manchester City backline for next season, with the Spaniard hopeful of landing two.
The first name on the list will hardly come as a surprise, with Kyle Walker of Tottenham having been linked with a move to the Etihad for several months now.
Although the North London side are holding out for a figure in the region of £45 million, it is expected that a deal will go through for the full-back in the coming weeks.
The Citizens are in desperate need of a right-full, with both Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta having departed the Etihad already this summer.
The remaining names on Pep’s rumoured wishlist are Marquinhos of PSG and Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte.
The latter has been linked with a big-money move to the Premier League in the past, while Guardiola is known to be a long-term admirer of Marquinhos.
Either way, the Spaniard will hope to pair one of the names above with a fit-again Vincent Kompany at the heart of the club’s defence next season.