Manchester City  got their summer spending underway early with a recent £43m agreement for AS Monaco’s Bernando Silva. 

According to the Manchester Evening News , the deal for Silva is just the start for the Sky Blues, who will be handed a huge war-chest in order to complete a number of deals being sought by Guardiola.

It is being suggested that the City coach will be given backing to pursue Alexis Sanchez, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, as well as a potential centre-back in the shape of either Leonardo Bonucci or Virgil van Dijk. 

City are also thought to be eyeing a holding midfielder, with William Carvalho and Fabinho being touted as potential options, while Willy Caballero ‘s departure will likely see Guardiola requiring another stopper.