How Man City could line up with Messi, Haaland, Grealish and Rabiot as Guardiola plots staggering transfer overhaul

MANCHESTER CITY are set to romp to a third Premier League title under Pep Guardiola.

But that appears unlikely to stop them from splurging millions on fresh talent in the summer.

City's squad is evolving, with Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho possibly about to join fellow stalwart David Silva out the door in the coming months.

And while City fans will be sad to lose such huge icons, if the names being linked with the club are anything to go by, they still have plenty to be excited about.

Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland could join this summer, with City reportedly one of six clubs that the Norwegian is considering – with his dad Alf-Inge having played at Eastlands between 2000 and 2003.

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is also being linked.

And then there is the not-so-small matter of a deal for six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi still being in the works.

City are also reportedly interested in £26million-rated Adrien Rabiot – with Guardiola supposedly a fan.

The Premier League leaders have sorted their defence out this season, with Ruben Dias having slotted in perfectly alongside either John Stones or Aymeric Laporte.

Joao Cancelo has made the right-back slot his own, while Oleksandr Zinchenko continues to do a fine job on the left.


A midfield trio of Rabiot, Grealish and De Bruyne would bustle with creativity, although you would expect Rodri to come in for plenty of games.

And a front three of Messi, Haaland and Raheem Sterling is a mouthwatering prospect, with Bernardo Silva, Ferran Torres, Riyad Mahrez and Gabriel Jesus still waiting in the wings when required.

Currently 11 points clear even after losing to Manchester United yesterday, City are likely to win a third title in five seasons under Guardiola.

And with any combination of this talent, they would appear unstoppable as they go hunting for more.

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