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Pep Guardiola is calling for a Man City striker in the summer to finally seal the deal for Harry Kane or Erling Haaland’s transfer

PEP GUARDIOLA told Manchester City they need to splash the cash on a striker this summer.

The Etihad club are desperate for a striker with long-term goals Harry Kane and Erling Haland at the top of the wish list.

Man City are looking to sign a forward this summer with Harry Kane at the top of the list

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Man City are looking to sign a forward this summer with Harry Kane at the top of the listCredit: PA
Pep Guardiola is adamant he needs a world-class striker for next season

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Pep Guardiola is adamant he needs a world-class striker for next seasonPhoto credit: Reuters

city Boss Guardiola was thrown back four times for England captain Kane last summer spores Demand £160m.

But the Spaniard, who has hinted at staying beyond 2023 when his contract expires, said any forward planning must include a top scorer.

He said: “I think the club needs a striker. Certainly.”

City broke the UK transfer record to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100million last summer.

The Prem champions then refused to pay more than £125m for 28-year-old Kane and have played this season without replacing Sergio Aguero, the club’s record goalscorer with 260 goals.

Chairman Daniel Levy and the Spurs will be preparing for another raid for Kane, who has scored 18 goals so far this season.

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Haaland – who has a £62million release clause in his Dortmund contract – is also within range but his representatives had talks with Barcelona president Joan Laporte last week about the Spanish club’s interest.

And agent Mino Raiola is also said to be demanding the 21-year-old Norwegian sensation be paid a staggering £650,000-a-week at a new club.

Uncertainty remains at Spurs as to whether Antonio Conte will retain the post and that will add to speculation about Kane’s future.

Guardiola has been praised for making his side the title leaders without a recognized striker – but has made it clear he cannot go another season without one.

Instead of accepting the praise, he said: “I’m sorry, maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t agree. They say we play fantastic without a striker because we win.

“If we don’t win you say we need a striker, I’m naive about that. In the Premier League you have to play with a striker. We try, but sometimes it’s not possible.

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“So we need a striker, I think the club will try. It didn’t happen and we adapt to players and never complain.

“If you don’t have one you have to play very differently than United, Southampton, Liverpool because they play a different philosophy.

“In England we are something of an exception. We have to play like that, otherwise they are better.”

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