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Manchester City 'intent on signing a new striker this summer'

Manchester City will reportedly prioritise bringing a new striker to the Etihad Stadium this summer.

Manchester City will reportedly prioritise signing a new centre-forward during this summer's transfer window.

Sergio Aguero's contract at the Etihad Stadium is due to expire this summer, and the 32-year-old could be allowed to leave on a free transfer, having struggled with injuries in 2020-21.

Gabriel Jesus has only scored two Premier League goals this season, meanwhile, and head coach Pep Guardiola has recently favoured playing a false nine, with Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez among those to be used through the middle.

According to the Manchester Evening News, City's priority ahead of the 2021-22 campaign is to sign a new striker, with Guardiola content with his options in defence and midfield.

The report does not mention any targets, but Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland has recently been strongly linked with a move to the Manchester giants.

The 20-year-old has been in excellent form for Dortmund during the current season, finding the back of the net on 21 occasions in 19 appearances at club level, but the Norway international might not be allowed to leave until the summer of 2022, when a release clause in his contract can be activated.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid are also all believed to be interested.

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