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Pep Guardiola wants five more players this summer… and £50m Alexis Sanchez is top of his list

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger determined not to sell... but Chilean himself keen on move to be reunited with old boss Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola last night took his overall spending past £250million — and he has no plans to stop there.

Sources close to the Etihad chief believe he will look to sign at least FIVE more players this summer.

Pep Guardiola is eyeing up Arsebak star Alexis Sanchez for £50million

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Pep Guardiola is eyeing up Arsebak star Alexis Sanchez for £50million

And with his recruitment drive now in full swing, he hopes to step up his interest in Arsenal’s £50m- rated star Alexis Sanchez.

Keeper Ederson Moraes became the latest player to join Guardiola’s City revolution after sealing a £35m move from Benfica.

He is the second new face this summer following midfielder Bernardo Silva’s £43m switch from Monaco.

Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain attended a golf day at old club Barcelona this week and the feeling among those there was a Sanchez swoop could be imminent.

And sources close to the Etihad chief believe he will look to sign at least FIVE more players this summer

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And sources close to the Etihad chief believe he will look to sign at least FIVE more players this summer

Arsene Wenger is determined not to sell — but former Barca ace Sanchez is believed to fancy a reunion with Guardiola.

The Chile striker is demanding a pay hike to stay at the Gunners.

He said: “My agent will see to it. He knows and will sit down with the club to see what is best.”

Ederson poses in a Manchester City shirt for the first time, as the most recent City signing

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Ederson poses in a Manchester City shirt for the first time, as the most recent City signing

City also want a centre-half and at least three full-backs, with Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Ryan Bertrand tipped.

But Claudio Bravo could be offered a City escape.

Lille boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen on a loan with a view to a permanent deal.

Bravo had a disastrous first season in the Prem and wants to put it right.

Guardiola is happy to keep the £15.4m flop as Ederson’s back-up. But if Bravo wants to be No 1 and forces the issue, City are unlikely to block a move.