Date:15th May 2022 at 11:30am
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Manchester City can move to within a point of the Premier League title on Sunday afternoon if they beat West Ham United at the London Stadium. 

Pep Guardiola’s side need four points from their final two games, although Liverpool will undoubtedly be ready to take advantage if the Citizens do slip up at any point.

Having won three of the last four, Guardiola’s side can secure their sixth Premier League title in the coming weeks, and in doing so end Liverpool’s hopes of completing an unprecedented quadruple.

With City so dominant in the league in recent seasons, their rivals will be understandably intimidated by the news of Erling Braut Haaland’s imminent arrival.

The Norwegian striker has scored 86 goals in 89 games for current club Borussia Dortmund, and will expect to be in the race for the golden boot next season.

Despite landing arguably the most promising talent in world football, it seems that Guardiola isn’t yet satisfied in terms of transfers.

City will be on the lookout for a Fernandinho replacement

As per The Daily Mail, City will target other areas of the pitch once the Haaland deal is complete.

The report claims that the Spaniard will target a holding midfielder as a long-term replacement for club captain Fernandinho, who will leave Manchester this summer.

“I know they are working on that and always thinking,” Guardiola said.

“I am not saying it is going to happen, but they have a plan to see what can happen.

“There are many incredible players around the world who could fit in and play here, without a doubt.”

A left-back is also on Guardiola’s shopping list, and the ex-Barcelona boss says he wants players with the right mentality.

“The world is so big, a thousand million teams and top talented players as long as they have the special mentality of wanting to win again and again.

“Every day, never satisfied. The biggest is to find that. Everything is in the head. Every action comes from there.”

City have had several key senior players depart the club in recent seasons, with Fernandinho set to follow the likes of Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero in leaving Manchester.

 
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