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Pep Guardiola wants new stars at Man-City ahead of his summer arrival Here is his List of Players he wants:

Since Manchester City announced Guardiola would be taking over from Manuel Pellegrini this summer the club has fallen from being one of the title favourites to no more than a top-four contender.

City have taken just four points from a possible 18 in the Premier League and, following Sunday’s defeat by local rivals Manchester United, a place in next season’s Champions League is under serious threat.

The Spaniards can only hope Pellegrini fights in increasingly difficult circumstances to secure Champions League football for his successor. Anything less would be an absolute disaster.

Guardiola is facing a far tougher challenge than when he took over at either Barcelona or Bayern Munich and could have difficulty offloading some of the unwanted stars on astronomical wages.
Here are some of the players they have taken a closer look at…

ILKAY GUNDOGAN (Borussia Dortmund)

Manchester City remain in pole position to land Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan
Manchester City remain in pole position to land Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan

JULIAN WEIGL (Borussia Dortmund)

Julian Weigl (right) put in another assured performance at the base of Dortmund's midfield against Tottenham
Julian Weigl (right) put in another assured performance at the base of Dortmund’s midfield against Tottenham

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN (Arsenal)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's future is up in the air but City have concerns over his injury problems
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s future is up in the air but City have concerns over his injury problems

BEN CHILWELL (Leicester City)

Leicester left back Ben Chilwell is highly regarded and is attracting interest from Arsenal and Liverpool too
Leicester left back Ben Chilwell is highly regarded and is attracting interest from Arsenal and Liverpool too

AYMERIC LAPORTE (Atheltic Bilbao)

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 21, would cost Manchester City around £39million
Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 21, would cost Manchester City around £39million

JOHN STONES (Everton)

England defender John Stones is out of favour at Everton at the moment after a difficult period of form
England defender John Stones is out of favour at Everton at the moment after a difficult period of form

SERGIO BUSQUETS (Barcelona)

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets could be open to a move if he is not offered the desired contract
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets could be open to a move if he is not offered the desired contract

PAUL POGBA (Juventus)

The Juventus midfielder is one of the most sought-after players in Europe and will have his pick of clubs
The Juventus midfielder is one of the most sought-after players in Europe and will have his pick of clubs

THIAGO ALCANTARA (Bayern)

Thiago Alcantara is a typical Guardiola player and might be willing to follow him to City as he did Bayern
Thiago Alcantara is a typical Guardiola player and might be willing to follow him to City as he did Bayern

GODFRED DONSAH (Bologna)

Bologna's 19-year-old midfielder Godfred Donsah (left) is a raw talent but has a bright future
Bologna’s 19-year-old midfielder Godfred Donsah (left) is a raw talent but has a bright future

AMADOU DIAWARA (Bologna)

Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer has already been capped by Holland and Chelsea are also interested
Bologna midfielder Amadou Diawara has plenty of admirers including Arsenal and Chelsea

YOURI TIELEMANS (Anderlecht)

Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans, 18, is one of Belgium's brightest prospects
Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans, 18, is one of Belgium’s brightest prospects

RIECHEDLY BAZOER (Ajax)

Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer has already been capped by Holland and Chelsea are also interested
Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer has already been capped by Holland and Chelsea are also interested

DENNIS PRAET (Anderlecht)

Belgium international Dennis Praet, 21, is a playmaker with bags of ability
Belgium international Dennis Praet, 21, is a playmaker with bags of ability

OUSMANE DEMBELE (Rennes)

Ousmane Dembele (left), 18, has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Rennes scoring 10 league goals
Ousmane Dembele (left), 18, has enjoyed a breakthrough season with Rennes scoring 10 league goals

INAKI WILLIAMS (Athletic Bilbao)

Inaki Williams has plenty of pace his versatility to play across the front makes him an attractive option
Inaki Williams has plenty of pace his versatility to play across the front makes him an attractive option

ALVARO MORATA (Juventus)

Alvaro Morata could be reluctant to play second fiddle to City's main man Sergio Aguero
Alvaro Morata could be reluctant to play second fiddle to City’s main man Sergio Aguero

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