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MEDIA WATCH: City are reportedly chasing two big-name stars ahead of the summer transfer window

MEDIA WATCH: City are reportedly chasing two big-name stars ahead of the summer transfer window

The current break from Club football hasn’t seen the gossip columns diminish.

And, as ever, Manchester City are front and centre where speculation is concerned. 

Let’s start this morning's media roundup with a story in Spanish outlet Don Balon (reported here in the UK by the Express), which says City are interested in signing Chelsea forward Eden Hazard.

Pep Guardiola has reportedly made the Belgium international one of his top summer transfer targets.

Real Madrid are also thought to be interested in the player who is understood to be open to a move away from West London when the transfer window opens this summer.

The report in the Express says: “According to Don Balon, Pep Guardiola has been in touch with the Chelsea forward.

“And the Spanish publication claim Hazard is open to making a move to the Etihad Stadium.

“Guardiola has reportedly decided to go for Hazard after cooling his interest in Alexis Sanchez in January.

“The Belgium international is also a target for Real Madrid.”

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Meanwhile, Daniel Cutts, writing in the Sun, says City will make a Club-record move for Real Madrid forward Isco.

The Spain star has been linked with City in the past – but with Real struggling this season and rumours they may sign a new forward this summer, Cutts says Isco is ready to make the switch.

“It is understood he is now ready to quit Los Blancos, and play under Guardiola at the Premier League champions-elect,” Cutts writes.

“Madrid are planning a major revamp this summer after a terrible La Liga campaign, which has seen them fall 15 points behind Barcelona.

“And Isco believes his playing opportunities under Zinedine Zidane could be restricted, putting City on red alert.”

That's all for this morning's media roundup. Stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest City updates. 

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