Manchester City transfer roundup: A top striker still the priority?

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With the January transfer window set to be over in a few days, Manchester City looks set to end the transfer window with no new additions. Reports suggest that manager Pep Guardiola is quite happy with the players at his disposal for the rest of the season and is interested in integrating some academy graduates into the first team.

While Spanish winger Ferran Torres joined Barcelona. Manchester City did sign Argentian striker Julián Álvarez from River Plate. But the striker remains with the Argentina outfit until July on loan and will join Manchester in the summer. The club does look set with transfer plans for the future transfer windows.

Signing a top striker still the priority for Manchester City?

According to Sky Italia and reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are still initiated to sign a top striker in the next few transfer windows, despite completing the deal to sign Julian Alvares.

City have been scouting Tottenham Hotspurs‘ Harry Kane, Fiorentina’s Dušan Vlahović, and Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland. While Dusan Vlahovic looks set to join Italian giants Juventus in the January transfer window. The citizens remain inserted in Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.

Reports suggest that Harry Kane is still determined to look for a move away from Spurs. Spurs are under pressure as Kane has just two years remaining on his current contract. Manchester City could not get the deal to sign the England captain over the line in the summer but look set to try again next summer.

While Erling Haaland is widely expected to leave Dortmund next summer. City look set to be the front runners to land the star next summer. In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Haaland said that he felt under pressure from Dortmund to make a decision whether he leaves or not. He said:

“I don’t really want to say too much about it. But I felt it was time for me to say something,”

“A lot of others were speaking – so that was it. Now, I don’t want to say too much. I said what I said, and now we move on.”

Man City monitoring Paulo Dybala’s situation?

Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that Manchester City are one of the clubs monitoring Juventus star forward Paulo Dybala’s situation. The forward is out of contract in the summer and is free to sign a pre-contract with any foreign club at the moment.

Fellow Premier League club Liverpool are also scouting the Argentina international. While City are ready to offer the forward an annual salary of €10 million to tempt the forward to make the switch.

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