Pep Guardiola is looking to improve his Manchester City considerably in his second transfer window and a whole host of players have been linked with the club.

Here's Guardiola's assessment of his first season in charge of City:

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The latest story on potential incomings at City, is that the Blues are readying a double raid for Sporting CP pair William Carvalho and Gelson Martins.

Carvalho, a Portugal international, has been heavily linked with City over the years and has regularly been tipped as the ideal replacement for Yaya Toure, whose contract is up at the end of the season, while he has also attracted interest from the likes of Arsenal and West Brom. The 24-year old, formerly of Porto, is represented by Pep Guardiola's brother, Pere.

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Gelson Martins has also been subject to strong interest from the Premier League, namely Manchester United and Chelsea, as well as Real Madrid.

The 22-year old has scored six goals and contributed further with eight assists this season, and is seen as one of the most exciting attacking prospects around.

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Portuguese newspaper Record say that City are interested in signing both of Sporting's prize assets and will test the waters by soon bidding €70 million (£60 million) for the duo.

However given the importance of the pair to Sporting, they will no doubt be looking to make as much profit as possible, and the talk is that club president Bruno De Carvalho will reject the approach, and look for a heftier fee.

As noted by City Watch, €90 million (£77.3 million) is closer to the joint valuation of the pair.

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Pep Guardiola wants to assemble a younger more energetic side by the time next season rolls around and these two signings, while expensive, would certainly fit into Pep's project.

A final bit of transfer news related to City is that one source is reporting that the versatile Monaco man Fabinho, a key figure in Leonardo Jardim's exciting side, is on his way to the blue half of Manchester.

It certainly promises to be an exciting summer for City.

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