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Who will become Manchester City's new No.1?

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Manchester City are on the look out for a world class shot-stopper, ever since the England No.1 Joe Hart lost his form and started making costly mistakes.

With the race for the Premier League heating up, and the title race as fiercely contested as ever before, there's only so much Manuel Pellegrini will be prepared to put up with. 

GMS contributor Suryakumar Appu looks at the prime candidates to become Manchester City's No.1 'keeper for the long-term future.

Iker Casillas

The Spanish shot-stopper has found first team football hard to come, and his competition Diego Lopez plays in all the matches apart from the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

Casillas would fit right into the squad and his prowess could propel City to years of dominance in the Premier League.

The 32-year-old has more solid years to come ahead of him and he could think of moving to the league his team mate Ozil did, merely months ago.

The looming World Cup could be a key reason why Iker Casillas would consider a move to the Blue half of Manchester. The Real Madrid legend, who has played around 600 games for his club, cannot risk being confined to the bench for six months.

Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and Pellegrini is said to be interested with the highly talented German International.

It is rumoured that City are prepared to table an offer of €48million, which would make Neuer the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

But Neuer's move is probably unlikely with Pep Guardiola saying: "No chance," when quizzed on about the rumours.

If he is to be the new No.1 at Manchester City, it will cost Pellegrini a lot to convince Bayern Munich to sell the shot-stopper.

Fernando Muslera

Muslera has established himself at the Galatasaray since joining from Lazio in 2011 and has played over 50 times for his country. 

Man City could go in for the 27-year-old since he will cost City much less than the other two- with Galatasaray also open to "substantial offers" for the shot-stopper.

"I hope Muslera will stay with us for a long time to come, but if a very substantial offer comes, we will consider it," club president Unal Aysal said.

Fernando Muslera is also reportedly open to a move to the Premier League

Joe Hart

In the mid-week match against Bayern Munich, the Bavarians went two goals ahead within the first 15 minutes. Although City managed to beat the reigning champions, Joe Hart will still be criticised for letting in two early goals.

Hart needs to find his form soon if he wishes to stay No.1 at Manchester City. His recent dip in performance levels could also cost him his World Cup aspirations. 

It is highly likely that City will splash in January, if not in summer. The questions are: Who will it be? How much are City willing to play for a world-class player? Or can Joe Hart regain his form and come back to his best? 

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