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14th Jun 2015

Transfer gossip: Man City to invest £150m in Champions League glory

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Poggie bank

Manchester City are so determined to reach the pinnacle of European club competition that they’re willing to invest record amounts to achieve that goal.

According to the Mirror, the Etihad club’s Abu Dhabi owners have set aside £150m to secure just three players.

The targets are Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, who will cost in the region of £65m, £40m and £45m respectively.

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Angel City

If the Times are to be believed, City are also interested in a player somewhat closer to home – Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria.

The Argentine has experienced a decidedly underwhelming first season at Old Trafford and was rumoured to be off.

But even if United were to sell, they’d be loathed to do business with City, especially with PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona also interested.

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Ramos def

It’s not all about City, you know. Their relatively quiet neighbours are also looking to splash the cash.

United are after bolstering the centre of their defence and Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos is an option, say the Star.

This story is definitely legitimate and United’s name is in no way being used to get Ramos a better deal at the Bernabeu, honest.

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Best of the rest

*Louis van Gaal has made enquiries about Valencia’s Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi. (Sunday Express)

*Whilst Everton youngster John Stones is an alternative target for the Old Trafford club. (Mail on Sunday) 

*Arsenal are after Bayer Leverkusen’s £18m-rated Germany midfielder Lars Bender. (Sun on Sunday) 

*Cristiano Ronaldo could join Paris St-Germain for £87m, but the move depends on them selling Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Sunday Telegraph)