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Txiki driving Man City to buy British

Manchester City are ready to spend big in the British transfer market.

The Daily Mail says City are identifying summer targets to satisfy Premier League rules on homegrown players, with Southampton full back Luke Shaw, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles in their sights.

City nominated nine homegrown players in their squad at the start of the season but face losing several of them this summer.

Sporting director Txiki Begiristain is well aware of the problem and City's network of scouts are working hard to identify targets.

However, persuading the likes of Shaw, 18, Barkley, 20, and Lascelles, 20, that they can fulfil their footballing potential at City might prove a further stumbling block.

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