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Pep set to spend again in January

10th November 2017, 10:36 by Aidan Perkins

Etihad sources claim Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could splash out £70million on more new players in the January window.

The City boss spent £218million in the summer as part of a massive upheaval of his squad, the biggest outlay in English football history.

Guardiola, however, has been told funds are still available, following the announcement earlier this week the club has recorded record turnover of £473.4million.

City failed with a £60million deadline bid for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, and also attempted to conclude a £30million deal for West Bromwich Albion and Northern Ireland central defender Jonny Evans.

Guardiola will try his luck again on Sanchez when the window reopens, with a knockdown bid in the region of £10million, taking into consideration the Chile international is out of contract next July.

The Citizens are still looking at central defensive targets, in addition to recruiting another left-back, with £50million defender Benjamin Mendy ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The Manchester giants are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table and have already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League, with two games to spare.

The City board recouped around £120million from sales before the season began and it is why they still have the financial wiggle room to back Guardiola once again.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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