Guardiola chases trio ahead of new season

Seemingly not content with having already secured the signings of Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito for his new Manchester City side, Pep Guardiola is now leading the chase for a further three transfers, as he looks to inject some youthful exuberance into the club.

Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Marlos Moreno are all understood to be closing in on moves to The Etihad, with the youngsters clearly attracted by the opportunity of working for a manager of Guardiola’s calibre.

Schalke winger Sane was superb throughout the Bundesliga campaign last time around, and despite failing to gain an opportunity to showcase his talents during Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign, the 20-year-old is regarded as one of the finest talents in Europe, with a £40million price tag coming as little surprise to many. City are currently the 9/4 favourites for the Premier League title in the football odds with bookmakers Betway, with such potential additions only enhancing their credentials.

Elsewhere, despite potential deals proving more complicated due to work permit issues, City remain confident of bringing in Jesus and Moreno from Palmeiras and Atletico Nacional respectively. Jesus in particular is widely regarded as being the brightest talent in South American football currently, and despite competition from the red side of Manchester, looks set on a move to the Etihad. For those of you looking to back City in the football betting, Betway offer easy to filter odds listings, with Aguero and Co 1/5 on to overcome Sunderland in their opening Premier League fixture of the season.

Guardiola has certainly wasted little time in making his mark at his new club, with the banning of overweight players from training the latest ruling by the Spaniard. French defender Gael Clichy recently revealed Guardiola’s methodology, and it seems the former Barcelona and Bayern boss will leave no stone left unturned in his quest to be a huge success in English football.

Meanwhile, rumours persist over City’s attempts to sign England defender John Stones from Everton, with the former Barnsley man reportedly keen to jump ship despite the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager at Goodison Park.