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Torres, Alaba, Lautaro... Man City plan mega summer spend

Manchester City chiefs are planning a major summer spending spree after being cleared for next season's Champions League.

City's two-year Champions League suspension for alleged breaches of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules was lifted following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The Daily Mail says City want at least two new defenders, while they are identifying replacements for Sergio Aguero, who wants to return to Argentina soon.

The club are keen to secure star man Kevin De Bruyne to a new deal in wake of the verdict

Bayern Munich utility player David Alaba, 28, who has worked with manager Pep Guardiola, Napoli centre half Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, Valencia winger Ferran Torres, 20, and Inter Milan's striker Lautaro Martinez, 22, and are all on City's radar.

Argentine Martinez had been expected to join Barcelona, but that deal is in the balance with the Spanish club struggling to meet his £98.8million release clause given the Covid-19 financial crisis.

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