Date: 23rd March 2023 at 2:00pm
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Manchester City will be looking to close the gap to Premier League leaders Arsenal when they return to action at the start of April. 

The reigning champions currently sit eight points behind The Gunners but do have a game-in-hand on Mikel Arteta’s side.

City also remain in contention to win both the Champions League and the FA Cup, facing Bayern Munich and Sheffield United respectively.

Regardless of how successful this season proves to be, it appears that Pep Guardiola is keen to bolster his squad ahead of next term.

As per 90min, City have reignited their interest in Bayer Leverkusen attacker Florian Wirtz.

The 19-year-old is regarded by many as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe and City, who were previously interested in the player, are said to have reignited their interest.

The teenager joined Leverkusen’s youth setup from fellow German side Koln back in 2020, and made his senior debut for the club shortly after.

He has now made more than 90 appearances for Leverkusen across all competitions, scoring 21 goals and providing 28 assists.

Wirtz has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe

City will likely face significant competition to sign Wirtz, though, with Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Arsenal all said to be interested.

German sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are also believed to be keeping tabs on the youngster.

The forward, who is currently on international duty with Germany, has also been heavily linked with Spanish La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Last year, the player suffered a significant cruciate ligament injury which kept him out of action for several weeks and also prevented him from going to the World Cup in Qatar.

Despite the significant interest in Wirtz, Leverkusen are said to be confident of keeping hold of the player beyond this summer.

The player’s current contract doesn’t expire until 2027, which puts the German side under very little pressure to sell.

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