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Man City’s ruthless transfer business is blowing their title rivals away

The Premier League champions are on the cusp of completing deals for Riyad Mahrez and Jorginho

What has no Premier League side achieved for a decade now?

Successfully retained the title, of course.

But just weeks after becoming the first side in Premier League history to reach 100 points in a single season, Man City are looking to put that right.

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Pep Guardiola Man City

Pep isn’t taking his eye off the ball

Complacency has been a key feature of top flight champions in recent years, with Man United the last side to defend the title in 2008/09.

But if you thought City would fall into the same trap, think again.

Last summer they went hell for leather in the transfer market, splashing out over £150m on a new defence.

Walker was signed last summer for £50m

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Walker was signed last summer for £50m

And they’re evidently ready to do it all again.

Recent reports suggest deals for both Riyad Mahrez and Jorginho are on the brink of completion, with some suggesting they could both be City players as early as the weekend.

This is a side who broke points and goalscoring records left right and centre this season.

Mahrez is on his way

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Mahrez is on his way

Jorginho seems keen on what could be an imminent switch to

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Jorginho will eventually replace Fernandinho


This is a side who can boast Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva as their wide options, with the former two both having the seasons of their careers.

So this is also side who absolutely, unequivocally do not in a million years need to sign someone of the calibre of Riyad Mahrez, right?

Of course not, but City are that ruthless.

City are also set to return with a bid for Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez

At this rate City’s second team will be the only side capable of beating their first team

You get the feeling that the champions are snapping Mahrez up simply so one of their main rivals don’t.

Mahrez is in that category of player who is fully obtainable for the right place and will, one way or another, be on the move this summer.

He’s paid his dues at Leicester, inspiring them to the most remarkable title triumph in sporting history and has fully earned his big move.

Raheem, Sterling and Leroy Sane will probably be favourites to be named PFA Young Player of the Year

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Sterling and Sane have even more competition for places

He would strengthen any side in Europe, so for City of all clubs to snap him up will be a hammer blow to their title rivals.

On paper Guardiola’s relentless charges really don’t need reinforcements, but try telling that to Pep when he’s got even bigger ambitions?

They’ve learnt from their past mistakes, with the the likes of Wilfried Bony, Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando recruited in the aftermath of their last title success.

Mahrez and Jorginho, hard as it may be to comprehend, could take them to another level.

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