Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says Sheikh Mansour has given Pep Guardiola's transfer plans the green light as the club close in on several priority targets.

Goal reported on Saturday that a deal for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson was near , and the Brazilian arrived at City's training ground on Tuesday to complete a £35m transfer .

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Al Mubarak, who was speaking last week, said "hopefully you’ll be hearing soon" about the club's plans for the goalkeeping position, a clear sign that he is aware of the progress of City's transfer plans.

 

 

Goal understands City have been working on their preferred targets for several months and will soon be able to confirm several other deals, with Ederson and Bernardo Silva already completed.

City director of football Txiki Begiristain held talks over Tottenham's Kyle Walker in London at the weekend and although no breakthrough was made, the club believe they will be able to sign the England international.

It is a similar story for Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, who has offers from several clubs around Europe but wants to move to the Etihad Stadium.

 

 

Al Mubarak says full-backs are a key part of Guardiola's plans, and gave the impression that the Blues will be able to get the players they have identified.

"If you look at our last two or three windows, the number of players we have done and that continuous change we have made in the squad has worked well for us. I think this year we will see more of that," he told City's official website.

"There are particular positions that are clear. You can see the players that are exiting right now, and that will give a clear indication of the positions that are a high priority for us to fill.

"Full-back is clear both on the right and the left are areas that require investment from our side.

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