Transfer Rumours: Manchester City Looking to Strenghten Front Line This Summer

Ieuan BeynonCorrespondent IIIJune 11, 2011

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26: Sergio Aguero of Atletico Madrid signals to the bench during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Real Zaragoza at the Vicente Calderon stadium on September 26, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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The tabloids are full of rumours that Manchester City are about to make a number of additions to their front line.

A number of playmakers have been linked with moves to Eastlands this summer.

Firstly, Luka Modric, the Croatian midfielder, has had a superb with Tottenham. His performances have attracted the attention of Chelsea, Manchester United and City.

With all three able to offer him Champions League football next season, he may be interested in such a move. He will command a fee of around ₤30 million though.

They have also been linked with Palermo midfielder Javier Pastore. The Argentine has grown too big for Palermo and has issued a come and get me plea to Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester CIty.

Pastore's national team compatriot Sergio Aguero could also be seen in sky blue next season. He has said he will make a decision on his future after competing in the Copa America with Argentina. Aguero is keen to leave Atletico Madrid, and a move to the Premier League could be on the cards.

Or, if you listen to other areas of the media, then City could be on the verge of making a bid for Udinese's Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez. His proposed move to Barcelona looks to be in jeopardy as the Spanish giants struggle to raise sufficient funds for the player. 

On the other side of the spectrum, City skipper Carlos Tevez is said to be interesting Chelsea. Although it is very unlikely that he would be allowed to leave City for another Premiership side, but it doesn't seemed to have detered Roman Abramovich and his Russian rubels.

Also, there could be a loan move for highly-rated Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata. Everton and Bolton Wanderers are said to be very keen on the the 20-year-old.

So if we listen to the papers, we could be in for a very interesting summer at Eastlands.