PEP GUARDIOLA is tracking £150m worth of British talent ahead of splashing the cash at Manchester City this summer.
The Premier League champions are looking to increase their amount of home-grown players for next year.
News Group Newspapers Ltd5 Manchester City are looking for a huge injection of home-grown talent next season – and Pep Guardiola has identified at least three big-money Premier League targets
The Etihad side have sent scouts across the country to track any young talent coming through.
And Guardiola has put a trio of stars, including West Ham star Declan Rice, at the top of his list.
The England midfielder would cost around £70m in the next transfer window and is seen as Fernandinho’s replacement.
City are also hot on the trail of Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell.
Getty Images – Getty5 Midfielder Declan Rice has been outstanding for West Ham and sparked controversy this month by opting to play for England rather than the Republic of Ireland
Getty Images – Getty5 Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell is on the City wishlist after winning five caps
The duo – seen as future Three Lions stars – would cost around £40m, which the title contenders see as a bargain.
An Etihad source said: “The club are looking to land more British players in the summer if they can manage to.
“We all know as soon as a big side comes calling the prices get hiked up but we are only going to invest wisely.
Getty Images – Getty5 England Under-21 right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been the stand-out player for Premier League srugglers Crystal Palace this season
“Scouts have been out all season looking for the top talents and these are the three players that have come back the most.
“There will be some trimming of our own squad this summer to accommodate them but we are confident.”
City were there to watch Rice when he starred against Liverpool and Arsenal in the Premier League earlier this year.