Manchester City have already got themselves involved in the transfer market having made the acquisitions of Bernardo Silva and Ederson from Monaco and Benfica respectively.
However, they are still interested in building an even more elite squad in a bid to avoid last season’s failings next term.
Here are five players who would boost their current XI?
5Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
There is a lot of speculation surrounding the Chilean, who has impressed for both club and country this season. He recently he broke two national records at the Confederations Cup in Russia, as he scored his 38th international goal which saw him overtake legend Marcelo Salas and he also became his country’s most-capped player.
This has topped an excellent season for Sanchez. Although Arsenal finished outside of the top four this season, the former Barcelona man picked up another F.A Cup winners medal and was directly involved in 34 goals in the Premier League (24 goals and ten assists).
The latest rumour is suggesting that there is a direct swap in place, with Argentine striker Sergio Aguero heading to the Emirates. It is a sensational swap deal, but with the history between Guardiola and Sanchez, it could well happen.
4Dani Alves, Juventus
This deal is all but confirmed. With the Juventus man stating he will leave the Italian giants, his former boss was put on high alert as he desperately looks to strengthen his weak back line. Even at 34 years of age, the Brazilian is still winning and impressing pundits. Alves came into his own when Juventus made it all the way to the Champions League final, playing in 11 games scoring three goals and contributing four assists.
It looks likely that he will be reunited with Guardiola in the coming days.
3Kyle Walker, Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester City are obviously keen on bringing in some defensive stability but a player who is also capable of starting off attacks.
With Alves being 34, Kyle Walker offers a longer term alternative for the manager in the right back position. If they complete the signing of both players it would provide him with a few less sleepless nights as these two are one of the best right-backs in the world.
The Tottenham man was one of the key reasons why they only conceded 26 goals last season but also a reason they scored 86 goals en route to finishing 2nd.
2Ryan Bertrand, Southampton
There is going to be a riot on the South coast soon if The Saints sell any more of their best players and this could be the case if The Citizens have anything to do with it.
The left back fits the bill for Guardiola as he is quick, focused on the game and times his tackles incredibly well. Even in a season where Southampton struggled, he regained plenty of admiration as he helped them reach the EFL Cup final.
Like Walker, he is English, and this would significantly help Manchester City with their homegrown player’s registration in the Champions League.
1Benjamin Mendy, Monaco
There is a theme to this list, and that is full-backs. The last time City actually spent money on one was their £5million acquisition of Maicon back in 2012.
They are in urgent need of some high-class defenders. Mendy is in that class.
At just 22, the left back has made great strides in his career by impressing managers around the world since he burst onto the scene with Le Harve in France, which led to a move to Ligue 1 side Marseille.
He shows great strength and pace most of the time as he busts a gut down the left. Having contributed eight assists in all competitions, you can see him being a real fan favourite at The Etihad.