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Chairman Al Mubarak expecting Man City changes this summer

Khaldoon Al Mubarak is expecting a host of changes to take place at Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

The Etihad Stadium club have already signed Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund and are expecting some further arrivals in the coming weeks as new manager Pep Guardiola looks to put his own stamp in the squad he has inherited from Manuel Pellegrini.

Other than ready-made players making their way to Manchester, Al Mubarak is supremely confident that Guardiola will bring through some of the exceptional talent already on the books at City in a bid to compliment the quality that already exists.

"We have to keep that balance between what we have built and the future," the chairman told City TV.

"We have to keep a balance between age groups, between young players and experienced players, and all this balance is really in the hands of Pep.

"Pep has a particular way he wants to manage the squad and a particular way he wants to play. I think we will need particular players who will join the team that fit and will be moulded to the way he would like this team to play.

"There will also be some players [for whom] the time is right to move on. I think we will have some changes this summer. We will invest as we have always done in this club, in this team.

"We will provide the necessary resources for Pep to build a team that has the ambition and capability to go and win back this Premier League for us, to go as far as we can and try and win the Champions League and keep pushing at the cups."

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