Pep Guardiola demands his next club to sign £100 million-rated former Liverpool striker, currently Barcelona’s main attacking option Luis Suarez, according to a report from Daily Star.
And that really increases the chances of Manchester City, with their staggering financial resources, winning the highly rated transfer battle for the Bayern Munich manager.
Guardiola has however confirmed that he will announce his final decision next week as the possibility of leaving the German giants in the summer looming large.
And while the Spaniard is being heavily linked to Chelsea after the sacking of Jose Mourinho along with Manchester United and Arsenal, Guardiola now seems to be City bound.
Manchester United have been linked with Suarez in recent weeks and if they can beat the pack of Guardiola then they will have two key targets achieved in the Summer.
It is suggested that one of his top priority requests will then rise up as a potential world-record bid of £100million is offered for in-form Suarez. But it would be very difficult to tempt the former Liverpool star away from Barcelona.
The 28-year-old Uruguay international has been a huge success with the Catalans and just two days ago, he netted a brilliant hat-trick in Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Guangzhou Evergrande to guide his team into FIFA Club World Cup final against Argentine champions River Plate.
But 44-year-old Guardiola, thinks Manchester City have all the resources to bring in the best players in the world. Interestingly, Suarez’s agent happens to be Pere Guardiola – Pep Guardiola’s brother.
When Luis Suarez left Liverpool, Guardiola tried hard to take him to Bayern Munich, but eventually lost out in a £71m battle with his former club Barcelona.
If Suarez by any chance arrives at City, he would be then reunited with his former Liverpool team-mate Raheem Sterling and they would be joined in a devastating attacking line by Sergio Aguero.
Last week it was reported that Pep Guardiola was under pressure to reject offers from the EPL giants and the reason was suggested to be his wife.
The Spanish boss is being highly linked with Manchester United and Manchester City for the last two months after he failed to commit himself to the German giants beyond next summer. But it was claimed that Guardiola’s wife, Cristina Serra, is more than happy with the lifestyle in Munich and is in no hurry to leave German city for a move to Manchester and Bayern were trying to use Pep’s wife to keep him atleast for another season.