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Pep Guardiola will be under pressure to prove he has spent wisely .

Manchester City want two more players to take summer spending over £300million

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Manchester City have enjoyed a record-breaking summer with a £210million spree in the transfer window.

Pep Guardiola will be under even more pressure to deliver silverware thanks to the additions of Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Ederson, and Danilo.

Such was the gulf between City and champions Chelsea last season that there is still work to be done before they can consider themselves the finished article.

The Mirror report that they have earmarked two more signings as the clock ticks down towards August 31 - and if they land both, their spending is likely to exceed an eye-watering £300million.

Despite Arsenal's insistences that Alexis Sanchez is not for sale, Guardiola is ready to test them with a £70m offer. From a business point of view, it would make sense for the Gunners to cash in, given that the forward will be out of contract in a year's time and can then leave for nothing.

Of course, Arsene Wenger is a football man, not a businessman, so his primary concern is not selling to a Premier League rival.

Sanchez has all but confirmed his desire to leave the Emirates by revealing his dream to win the Champions League; now, all that remains to be seen is whether he forces a move away in the next 10 days.

City's second target is likely to raise a few more eyebrows, but it actually makes sense.

City need a centre-back 

West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans is on their wish list, even if his history at Manchester United means he isn't the most popular option among the fans.

Defensive problems cost City last season as John Stones struggled to adapt and Vincent Kompany suffered from the persistent injury problems that have plagued the last few years of his career.

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While the Baggies have knocked back an £18m bid, it's thought they would be willing to part with Evans for £25m. That has to be a bargain in the current market, even if the Northern Ireland international is 29.

With Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer seemingly on his way to the Hawthorns, West Brom could feasibly part with Evans and reinvest the money elsewhere in their squad.

He certainly seems the more realistic option, as the talk surrounding Sanchez has died down considerably in recent weeks. Perhaps Arsenal will be able to hold onto their prize asset after all, but City are going to be formidable nonetheless.

Who do City need to sign between now and August 31? Have your say in the comments. 

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