​Manchester City are said to be set to spend £100m on reinforcements in the January transfer window as they struggle to keep up with high-flying Liverpool in the Premier League title race.


City's 3-1 defeat at Anfield on Sunday left the Cityzens fourth in the table and already nine points off Jurgen Klopp's men. Despite City looking dangerous every time they went forward, they looked frail (at best) defensively with Pep Guardiola's failure to fill the void left by Vincent Kompany's retirement in the summer and Aymeric Laporte's serious knee injury quickly coming back to bite him.

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With Laporte returning in early 2020, City will look to add another centre-back to their ranks, as well as replacements for David Silva - who's in his final year at the club - and 31-year-old Sergio Aguero.


According to The Daily Mail, deals for the three potential newcomers will likely cost City £100m as the club attempts to maintain its status among Europe's elite.


With Silva leaving in the summer, many hoped to see Phil Foden finally get a proper chance in City's senior squad. 


The 19-year-old is blessed with immense talent but has largely been restricted to substitute appearances in the Premier League and Champions League since he broke onto the scene, with starts in the Carabao and FA cups more regular.

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However, with the Sky Blues looking to spend big on another attacking-midfielder, we'll likely see Foden continue to struggle for minutes once more.


Despite a new centre-back, attacking-midfielder and a striker being the reported targeted positions, it wouldn't be surprising to see Guardiola also target a new left-back in upcoming windows. 


Since arriving from Monaco in 2017, Benjamin Mendy has spent much of his time in Manchester on the physio's bed. The Frenchman has made just 20 Premier League appearances thus far and despite recently returning from injury again, he was left out of the trip to Anfield for 'tactical reasons', with Angelino slotting in at left-back.


City also intend to join the race ​for Rennes' 17-year-old sensation Eduardo Camavinga, 90min has learned.


Along with new signings, City will also target several contract re-negotiations over the coming months to ensure Guardiola’s squad remains intact.