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Manchester City eye Ferran Torres and Lautaro Martinez signing

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Manchester City are reportedly ready to get into the transfer market with moves for Ferran Torres and Lautaro Martinez being plotted.

After seeing their two years European ban lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday, the Premier League side are now free to press ahead with their summer transfer plans.

The Cityzens are looking to undertake a squad overhauling ahead of the 2020/21 season after missing out on the Premier League title this term, with the Valencia winger and Inter Milan forward being targeted.

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Torres’ contract at the Mestella is set to expire after next season and Pep Guardiola is set to have his sights set on the 20-year-old, per reports from Marca. The Spaniard, who has been involved in 13 goals already this term, has been linked with moves to Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.

City are said to be looking for a replacement for Leroy Sane who left the Etihad Stadium to join Bayern Munich in a deal worth £54.8 million earlier in the month.

With Sergio Aguero nearing the end of his time with Guardiola’s side, the manager is also looking ahead to get a long term replacement for the Argentina international.

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And his compatriot Martinez has been earmarked by City ahead of the summer. The Inter forward has become a hot prospect in the market for top European clubs, attracting interest from Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Though Barcelona confirmed being in talks with the Italian side to sign the attacker, it is also being reported that they are struggling to meet the financial demands of Inter.

Antonio Conte’s side are unwilling to accept anything less than £98.8 million for the 22-year-old, with Barca’s attempt to include players in the deal proving unsuccessful so far.

Lautaro Martinez has scored 18 goals and assisted six times in 39 appearannces across all competitions for the Serie A side.

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