Txiki Begiristain in talks to sign Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker
Manchester City have wasted no time bringing in new players ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer transfer window at the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola's side have already completed a £43million deal for AS Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva and are also said to be close to signing Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for £35m.
And according to Goal, City's director of football Begiristain was in London over the weekend in an effort to beat Bayern Munich to Arsenal forward Sanchez.
The Gunners would reportedly prefer to sell to Bayern over a Premier League rival, having resigned themselves to losing their star man this summer.
Pep Guardiola worked with Alexis Sanchez at Barcelona
Manchester City in Alexis Sanchez and Kyle Walker talks
City are said to be prepared to match Arsenal's asking price and trump Bayern with a lucrative wage packet for the Chile international.
Sanchez, who worked with Guardiola at Barcelona, is about to enter the final year of his contract at Arsenal and is no closer to signing an extension at the north London club.
Begiristain was also reportedly in London to negotiate a deal for Tottenham right-back Walker, but Spurs are said to be playing hardball over the fee.
Manchester City want Kyle Walker after Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna departures
City have also been heavily linked with Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, who has attracted a host of interest from Europe's top clubs this summer.
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Guardiola is desperate to land new full-backs for next season, with Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy all leaving this summer when their contracts expire.
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak wants Guardiola to pull off an unprecedented “quadruple” of major trophies next season – and the Spaniard is likely to need a host of new signings to do so.
Mubarak said: “The dream of doing the Treble, yes. You mentioned the Double, no I want to do the treble, or else let's go for the quadruple! Why not?
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"We should have that aspiration. I have it, no doubt. [City owner] Sheikh Mansour drives me for it every day, but you look at the organisation, you see it in Pep's eyes in everybody within our group.
"Pep wants to win it all and that's what I love most about him because that's how I feel, we want to win it all.
"We might not be able to achieve it, but I can assure you, we're going to try to do that."