Manchester City to turn to Plan B after missing out on Alexis Sanchez, with Sergio Aguero’s future still in doubt

City are preparing to spend big at the end of the season, prioritising a new first-team winger and a centre forward

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Manchester City will press ahead with plans to upgrade their front-line in the summer after missing out on Alexis Sanchez this month.

City were ready to sign Sanchez from Arsenal only for Manchester United to offer a bigger transfer fee and salary to sign the player.

But having walked away from the Sanchez deal, City are preparing to spend big at the end of the season, prioritising a new first-team winger and a centre forward for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Despite City’s success, competing for four trophies and currently 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, Pep Guardiola wants to upgrade his attacking options next season.

Especially with the future of Sergio Aguero still unclear. Aguero became City’s all-time record goalscorer this season but has often been benched and was an unused substitute for City’s crucial 2-1 win at Manchester United on 10 December.

He is frustrated with his role and given the uncertainty about his future, City want another alternative centre forward to Gabriel Jesus for next season too.

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