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Manchester City line up Kylian Mbappé in world record deal - Report

Sing all the strikers!

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Pep Guardiola is not fooling around this summer. He wants to make Manchester City the strongest squad in Europe, and he's got the backing of the board to sign as many players as he needs. Including the most exciting striker in the world.

According to L'Equipe, an important French outlet who is very hit-and-miss but can also get many things right, Guardiola is in love with Monaco striker Kylian Mbappé and is absolutely convinced of his talent and potential. Mbappé and Gabriel Jesus could definitely make City the deadliest striking force in the world for the next decade, and Pep wants to make it happen this summer. Allegedly.

The report also claims that Guardiola will speak to Mbappé himself, hoping to convince him to snub Real Madrid and move to the Etihad. Madrid are serious about the teenage sensational and are willing to sell key squad members like Álvaro Morata and James Rodríguez in order to fund a move for Mbappé, but we know that City can outbid pretty much everyone.

We are potentially looking at the first ever £100 million transfer in history, and if Guardiola's interest is as serious as L'Equipe claims, then Mbappé will be a City player in a month's time. For a ridiculous amount of money.