Pep Guardiola has reportedly given Manchester City a deadline of June 10th to recruit his summer targets, according to the Mirror.
Guardiola doesn’t officially take the reins at City until July 1st, but he already wants the transfer business to be wrapped up before Euro 2016 gets under way.
City have already been linked with a host of players, with a deal said to be in place for the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan.
Paul Pogba was a key target for City last summer, but City opted to not move for the Frenchman because of his extortionate £300,000 wage demands. However, it is understood that talks have re-opened and Pogba is interested in working with Guardiola.
Real Madrid’s Isco, a long-time target for the Blues, is rumoured to be back on City’s radar though he is more settled under current Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. Aymeric Laporte is the other name mentioned, but he is expected to be out for around eight weeks following a broken ankle and that could mean a potential transfer is put on hold.
There are set to be wholesale changes when Pep does arrive in the summer and it makes sense for Guardiola to have transfer plans mapped out in advance.