Manchester City are targeting Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba and Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly as part of their summer recruitment plans, according to the Guardian.
Alaba, who has also been linked with Chelsea, has one year left on his contract at the Allianz Arena and it remains to be seen whether he will be sold by Bayern when the transfer window opens.
Koulibaly, meanwhile, has also been mentioned as a transfer target for Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool, and the 29-year-old is likely to be offloaded by Napoli if a club meets their valuation.
In a recent interview, manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that there was a need to strengthen the squad this summer after losing the likes of Vincent Kompany as well as David Silva over the past year:
“Some players have to be replaced. But it’s not a disaster or bad thing, it’s part of football. It happens in other clubs – players who are considered important players for the club decide to leave.”
Whether Guardiola gets the recruits he needs, we shall have to wait and see. The club’s transfer spending could well be dependent on CAS’s ruling later this month.