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Pep Guardiola Is Wasting No Time As City Close In On Next Two Targets

Pep Guardiola Is Wasting No Time As City Close In On Next Two Targets
By Mikey Traynor
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Manchester City have already completed their first signing of the summer transfer window despite it not being officially opened yet, as AS Monaco winger Bernardo Silva has already given his first interview to the club's YouTube channel.

Silva was one of the driving factors behind Monaco's success last season and was particularly impressive when his side faced City in the last 16 of the Champions League, so the club acted quickly with suggestions of interest from other clubs such as Manchester United.

But they are not stopping there, not by a long-shot. There is talk of a squad overhaul at the Etihad this year and the same source who broke the Bernardo Silva news is claiming that a deal has been agreed to bring another Monaco player to the club in full-back Benjamin Mendy.

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You don't need to be fluent in French to see that the reported fee is around €50m, a high price for the position, but Mendy has looked unplayable at times in Monaco's title winning season and was always going to command a big fee.

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The next target reportedly ready to sign on the dotted line for City is Benfica's promising goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, and are seemingly willing to make him the most expensive goalkeeper ever.

The Brazilian has been seriously impressive in another title winning season for Benfica, and possesses a goal-kick that is so long it can be used as a legitimate threat in the Premier League.

It's clear that Joe Hart has no future at the club, and with Claudio Bravo having had a very difficult first season, Pep has been on the search for the right goalkeeper for some time.

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Incredibly, City are not expected to stop there and are reportedly looking to secure deals for Kyle Walker, another Monaco player in Fabinho, and even Alexis Sanchez, but those moves are not as concrete as the two which are believed to be ready to be completed next week.

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