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Sky Sports: City set for summer shakeup?

MEDIA WATCH: Sky Sports says City have plans to shake things up this summer

MEDIA WATCH: Sky Sports says City have plans to shake things up this summer

Manchester City may still have the small matter of an FA Cup final to negotiate before the end of the season - but that hasn't stopped talk of summer transfers emerging at a rapid rate.

Ben Ransom at Sky Sports says City could make to big-name signings this summer, with central midfield a priority.

And he also says City have an eye on Benfica’s impressive Joao Felix.

"It promises to be a big summer for Manchester City with at least two arrivals expected, and potentially more depending upon the number of players to leave,” he writes.

"A holding midfielder is an absolute must - and Atletico Madrid's Rodri is of particular interest, especially given his relatively affordable £60m release clause. Atletico team-mate Saul Niguez may prove out of reach with his reported release clause of £130m, so Lyon's Tanguy Ndombele is a more realistic alternative.

"City are also in the market for an attacking player, and it's no surprise to learn they've been closely monitoring Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix.

“City might have proved to be the best team in England once again, but Pep Guardiola knows standing still is going backwards. This summer has the feel of being a crucial one as looks to refresh and rebuild his squad for the challenges to come."

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Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier says City’s title triumph is even more impressive when our injury record is taken into consideration.

"The amazing thing about city is that Kevin De Bruyne has not started much this season and Fernandinho has had his problems too, yet they have still got 98 points. Fernandinho is 34 so City will be thinking of replacing him but he has still got another season left in him.”

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UNFORGETTABLE:  A proud Manchester City skipper Tony Book receives the FA Cup from Princess Anne at Wembley after our 1969 final triumph over Leicester City

And, finally, Alan Shearer has picked his Premier League Team of the Season with five Manchester City representatives.

Shearer chose Pep Guardiola to manage his fantasy XI, with Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling selected.

That’s all for this morning’s newspaper roundup – but stay with us throughout the day as we continue to bring you all the latest news ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final.

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Boys of '69 hail Pep's FA Cup final squad

UNFORGETTABLE:  A proud Manchester City skipper Tony Book receives the FA Cup from Princess Anne at Wembley after our 1969 final triumph over Leicester City

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City quartet receive England call-up

CHAMPS: City's England quartet.

Four Manchester City players have been named in the England squad ahead of this summer’s UEFA Nations League finals.

Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker will join up with the Three Lions after the FA Cup final.