Report: Pep Guardiola wants Manuel Neuer at Manchester City

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The Citizens' new boss appears to be keen to bring the German with him to the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola has reportedly included Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on a list of potential targets that he will look to pursue once he becomes Manchester City's new boss in the summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Mirror claims that Guardiola is targeting the kind of players that will help him integrate his philosophy at the Etihad, and thus, he hopes that the Germany international will follow him out of the Allianz Arena at the end of the season.

While the Bundesliga leaders would be hugely reluctant to sell the 29-year-old, the Mirror suggests that City can take some encouragement from the speculation regarding talks over a potential new deal for the stopper at Bayern. 

The World Cup winner wants his wages increased to around £300,000 a week, which the Mirror claims would see him earn nearly double what Bayern's other key players earn, but would also be a figure that the Premier League side would be willing to offer.

And with Guardiola being able to use his remaining months in Germany to potentially pitch the idea of moving to England, it seems possible that if City can make an offer Bayern are happy to accept, they may be able to pull off this stunning deal.

Nevertheless, Neuer's arrival would undoubtedly leave a huge question mark regarding Joe Hart's future.

The 28-year-old has consistently been one of the best stoppers in the top flight, so it seems impossible to imagine - should City get a move across the line - that either would be willing to sit on the bench for a substantial period of time. 

And with City probably having to break the bank to sign Neuer, his arrival would surely signal the end of Hart's time with the club.

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