Manchester City will give Pep Guardiola a massive £200million to continue his project at the Etihad this summer.
It’s been an underwhelming first campaign for the Catalan, but such is his prestige that he’s unlikely to meet the same fate as Roberto Mancini or Manuel Pellegrini, who were both sacked in spite of winning the title.
According to the Mirror, a chunk of that money is likely to go on Bayern Munich starlet Kingsley Coman, who Guardiola coached at the Allianz Arena.
The 20-year-old still belongs to Juventus officially, but Bayern have first refusal – though it’s thought Carlo Ancelotti is not intending to sign him permanently.
Coman will cost around £40million, which may seem a lot, but the winger has already won four league titles in three different countries despite his lack of years.
Guardiola is keen to play him alongside other youngsters Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, and Raheem Sterling as he builds a long-term revolution at City.