Date: 16th August 2023 at 5:06pm
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Manchester City will look to build upon their strong start to their Premier League title defence when they face Newcastle United on Saturday evening.

After cruising to a 3-0 victory against Burnley last weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side will face a much tougher test on Saturday at the Etihad.

The Magpies also got off to a flying start this season after they thrashed Aston Villa 5-1 at St James’ Park on Saturday.

The Sky Blues have also suffered a major blow ahead of the fixture as star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is facing up to four months out of action after suffering a hamstring injury against the Clarets.

The lengthy absence of their creative player may spark the club into hurrying to find some reinforcements in the transfer market, especially after the departures of both Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan in this window.

Despite scrambling to find some additions to bolster the squad, City could lose another valuable member of their squad this term.

According to Sky in Germany, Bayern Munich are interested in signing City goalkeeper Stefan Ortega.

Ortega has emerged as a top target for Bayern Munich this summer

The report claims that Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel admires the goalkeeper and has even called him to convince him to move to Bavaria.

The Bundesliga champions are looking for a ‘keeper to replace Manuel Neuer, who has been sidelined for a long time after suffering a broken leg earlier this year.

Ortega, 30, has made 15 first-team appearances for the Sky Blues since he signed for them on a free transfer in the summer of 2022.

In those 15 appearances for the Manchester-based outfit, the German kept an impressive nine clean sheets.

The former Arminia Bielefeld man provides backup for Ederson and is typically selected to play in cup fixtures for Guardiola’s side.

He played a crucial role in helping Manchester City to win the FA Cup last term and even started in the final when they beat their arch-rivals Manchester United 2-1.

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