Pep Guardiola has asked Man City to sign Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte [Sunday Times]

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With so many likely new managers in the Premier League next season, the gossip pages have recently been filled with which players will be heading to England.

Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea this summer will supposedly see the current Italy coach raid former club Juventus.

Jose Mourinho has been linked with plenty of players, despite the fact he is not yet even that close to being installed as manager of Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola has been announced as the new manager of Manchester City and The Sunday Times claim to know who the former Barcelona coach has targeted first.

Duncan Castles reports that Guardiola wants French central defender Aymeric Laporte at The Etihad next season, and will splash the cash to secure reinforcements for his backline.

The 21-year-old has been a key part of the Athletic Bilbao side for over three seasons now and has a release clause of close to 40 million pounds.

Barcelona have long been linked with Laporte and look likely to battle Manchester City for his signature this summer.

Manchester City’s defence has looked leaky for much of the 2015/2016 season, especially when captain Vincent Kompany has been unavailable.