By Sami Mokbel and Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 11 November 2019 | Updated: 22:36 GMT, 11 November 2019
Manchester City are preparing to spend big again to ensure the club remain among Europe’s elite.
Sportsmail understands the club’s top brass will flex their financial muscle to ensure the squad does not decline, with City trailing Liverpool by nine points as they try to win a third consecutive title.
City will also target a number of contract re-negotiations over the coming months to ensure Pep Guardiola’s squad remains intact.
Following their defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, City are looking to re-invest in the playing squad
Fernadinho and Angelino look forlorn after Mohamed Salah scores Liverpool's second goal
City will target a new central defender to replace former captain Vincent Kompany, who left at the end of last season, with replacements also needed for