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Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola to break long-standing transfer rule in bid to bring his former player to Man City in huge £100m deal

Pep Guardiola will defy a long-standing transfer ban in an attempt to sign a lucrative contract with his former player to join Man City.

If Manchester City makes a major move, Pep Guardiola could be set to breach a long-standing norm.

Guardiola’s team successfully defended their league championship to win the Premier League for a fourth consecutive year in 2023–24, marking another great season for City.

However, Guardiola is aware that remaining still is actually a step back at the highest level of football.

As the Catalan coach looks to lead City to an unprecedented fifth Premier League championship in a row, he will be hoping that sporting director Txiki Begiristain can bring in some new players this summer.

Joshua Kimmich, a midfielder for Bayern Munich, has been linked to City, but acquiring him would require Guardiola to violate a transfer policy that he firmly adheres to.

HITC claims that City is trying to take advantage of Kimmich being “unsettled” at Bayern after a dismal season.

Following Bayer Leverkusen’s breakup of the Bundesliga, the German powerhouses concluded the season without a trophy. Vincent Kompany, a former captain of City, took over as head coach after Thomas Tuchel.

Due to Kimmich’s contract expiring in the summer of 2021, City and Barcelona are keeping an eye on the issue in case Bayern decides to sell this summer.

Guardiola will have to defy his policy of not recruiting players from previous teams, though, if he wants Kimmich.

The 53-year-old, who recruited Kimmich to Bayern in 2015, is a huge fan of the Germany international, especially when it comes to his adaptability and tactical acumen.

Guardiola is a friend of author Marti Perarnau, who had amazing access to him to create a book series on his coaching career.

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