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Manuel Pellegrini hands Manchester City transfer shortlist

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Malaga’s Manuel Pellegrini has given Manchester City a list of transfer targets after signing a two-year contract at the Eithad Stadium, according to the Daily Star.

The article implies that Pellegrini has already agreed a deal with Manchester City after the club sacked Roberto Mancini on Monday night.

The Chilean's first task as Manchester City manager will be to bring Malaga youngster Isco with him to north-west England.

Malaga announced that Pellegrini is free to leave for England in a deal which won’t cost Manchester City anything due to Malaga’s poor financial stability.

Manchester City should have paid Pellegrini’s £3.4m million release clause but that would mean the Spanish club would have to pay the rest of Pellegrini’s contract, accumulating to £8.4m. 

With Isco top of Pellegrini’s list, it is believed that Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria, Seville stars Jesus Navas and Geoffrey Kondogbia as well as Borussia Dortmund Marco Reus are all on Pellegrini’s wanted list in deals which could cost over to £100m.

Manchester City are trying to regain the lost momentum on this disappointing season by securing the future of the club. The Citizens failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League this season, they lost 1-0 in the FA Cup final to Wigan Athletic and are still battling for second place in the Premier League.

Manchester City were disappointed with the season, hence the sacking of Mancini but the efforts to bring Pellegrini to the Eithad Stadium look to be backed by a heap of cash and wealth of targets. 

An official announcement of the deal between Pellegrini and Manchester City won’t be announced until the end of the season, but the Chilean has reportedly already told his players he is leaving for Manchester.

 

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