The Pep Guardiola revolution is well under way at Manchester City and much like their cross-city rivals, they are willing to spend big to improve on last season's disappointment.
Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito and Oleksandr Zinchenko have already moved to the Etihad this summer but City's dressing room will need to find three more spaces if the Guardian is to be believed.
Reports from the newspaper today claim the Citizens are on the verge of completing another three signings this week - deals that will see their total outlay for the summer surpass £100 million.
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Guardiola's interest in Leroy Sane has been well-documented over the last couple of months and it would appear City and Schalke are edging closer to an agreement thought to be in the region of £39.3 million.
The new Man City manager's other two pursuits are based in South America, as a result of the club's increased scouting network in the continent, and are both exciting 19-year-olds.
Gabriel Jesus is one of the most highly rated youngsters around at the moment and has interested the likes of Man United, Juventus, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in the recent past but his agent has confirmed the Palmeiras forward is in advanced talks with City.
Italian champions Juve have already had one bid rejected but City officials are confident they can win the race with a fee worth around £20 million.
Last but not least, Marlos Moreno has been on the radar of the Etihad-based outfit for some time now and it has been nearly two weeks since his manager at international level, Colombia's Under-23 coach Carlos Restrepo, confirmed the deal but no official announcement has been made.
The Atletico Nacional striker can also play out wide and has agreed a move to Manchester for roughly £8 million but could spend next season on loan at another European club.
Combining those fees with what City have already spent on Gundogan (£21m) Nolito (£13.8m) and Zinchenko (£1.7m) takes the club's total expenditure to £103.8 million for this summer.
It hasn't quite reached the level of last season, when they forked out £139 million for Manuel Pellegrini's final year in charge.
If they can somehow persuade Everton to sell John Stones, they should easily exceed the expense from 12 months ago and will come close to rivalling Jose Mourinho's Man United, providing the Red DEvils complete the £100 million move for Paul Pogba.
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