Future Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola met up with Sky Blues sporting director Txiki Begiristain in Amsterdam on Monday as the pair plot how to transform the club into a global force, Goal report.
Guardiola is currently in charge of German giants Bayern Munich, but that didn't stop the Spaniard from being photographed in the Dutch capital with a top associate of City's hierarchy.
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The 45-year-old coach takes over the Etihad Stadium managerial reins in the summer and he has sent a number of representatives to hold discussions with members of the Sky Blues first-team squad.
Guardiola's relationship with Begiristain is one of the key reasons the Capital One Cup winners were able to coax the highly-coveted coach to join their ranks as the pair enjoyed a prosperous relationship together at Barcelona.
According to Dutch Media reports, Ajax's talented youngster Riechedly Bazoer and promising PSV left-back Jetro Willems were being touted as potential transfer targets.
Bazoer spurned City's advances back in 2012 when he joined Ajax, but the 19-year-old could be tempted to join Guardiola's exciting regime although, Chelsea are also said to be interested.
City are already lining up summer bids for Juventus kingpin Paul Pogba, Athletic Bilbao enforcer Aymeric Laporte and Everton's prized jewel John Stones.
With all these names flying around it's clear that Manchester City are in for a summer of upheaval as Guardiola attempts to mould the team in his style and plans an assault on the Champions League.