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Man City boss Guardiola targets 2 gun midfield signings

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is targeting two major signings this summer.

Guardiola is prioritising bringing in a central midfielder and wide player to strengthen his already star-studded squad who have won the Carabao Cup, have one hand on the title and are favourites to win the Champions League too.

The Mirror says Guardiola wants his midfield signing to be a more disciplined central midfielder and alternative to Fernandinho. The three other players he has relied on in that area, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Ilkay Gundogan prefer to operate further forward.

City have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk over Brazilian Fred and, at one stage in January, were quoted a fee in excess of £70m. They have also looked at Borussia Dortmund's Julian Weigl.

Ominously for the chasing pack Guardiola also still wants reinforcements out wide.

City tried to land Riyad Mahrez in the last window, after Leroy Sane damaged ankle ligaments, but was left frustrated when Leicester refused to sell while Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha is also on their radar.

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