Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is continuing to monitor Toby Alderweireld’s situation at Tottenham as he prepares for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Guardiola is prepared to make as many as three signings this summer as he hopes to achieve far greater success than this season, despite a domestic double.
A defensive-midfielder, wide-forward and centre-back are the three areas where City will be keen to strengthen, according to The Telegraph.
Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld could be pursued by the club if doubts remain over Vincent Kompany’s form and fitness. Guardiola remains unsure whether he can rely on his captain and play for the majority of the season with only three central-defenders.
In defensive-midfield, Yaya Toure is expected to depart the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires on June 1st, therefore, a list of suitable replacement has been drawn up.
Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl, Jorginho of Napoli, Jean-Michael Seri from Nice, and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred are the four candidates who could replace Toure.
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard remains the ideal player to sign from an attacking perspective, however, with a deal unlikely due to Chelsea’s reluctance to sell to City, the Etihad hierarchy will search in other avenues.
Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is still highly-sought after and could rejoin former team-mates Bernardo Silva and Benjamin Mendy should he move to the Premier League. City’s interest in Riyad Mahrez is still active following their failed January move for the 26-year-old Algerian.