Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set to splash £110m for FOUR top full-backs

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set to splash £110m for FOUR top full-backs

PEP GUARDIOLA wants FOUR new full-backs with three of them costing Manchester City a whopping £110m.

The City boss is chasing right-sided defender Kyle Walker from Tottenham and two left-backs – Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy – as he looks to bolster his defence.

His final target is free transfer Dani Alves, 34, his former Barcelona right-back from Juventus.

Guardiola is becoming impatient for Tottenham and England right-back Walker, 27, to arrive.

The deal is close but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is holding out for £50m and City thought they could sign him for £40m.

A compromise at £45m could be agreed this week, as Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told Levy that Walker can go.

Pochettino now regards Kieran Trippier, 26, as his first-choice right-back and Spurs have already lined up Ricardo Pereira, who is rated at £22m, as a potential replacement for Walker.

Porto star Pereira, 23, has impressed while on loan in France with Nice.

Guardiola is also eyeing two left-backs in Mendy, 22, at £39.5m and Bertrand, 27, at £25m.

The Manchester City boss has made the full-back positions a priority in his planning for a title push.

Three full-backs have left City this summer – Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy.

And City’s other full-back – Aleksandar Kolarov, 31 – is now viewed by Guardiola as a left-sided centre-back.