Incoming Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will target Luis Suarez as he continues plans for his reign at the Etihad next season.
Reports had earlier suggested the 45-year old was targeting Suarez’s Barcelona teammate Neymar in a £100m deal and while City would fancy signing the Brazilian in the summer, they are also looking at Suarez, who has scored 33 goals in all competitions this season.
The possibility of the deal happening is even all the more likely as Suarez is represented by Guardiola’s brother, Pere and he is understood to have told City to make the deal happen even though it will cost them in excess of £40million for the striker, who turns 30 next year.
Guardiola will be given a blank cheque to build a team in his own image at the Etihad, and while it still some five months away before he takes over, the club have already started doing some underground work to make for a smooth transition.
While the opportunity to work with Guardiola may be tempting, City would still need to do a lot of convincing to secure Suarez’s signature as he is currently enjoying himself in the best phase of career playing alongside Neymar and Messi.