Our Manchester City fans here in the Transfer Tavern are beside themselves thanks to Jutarnji’s report that they could sign Ivan Rakitic from Barcelona.

The Citizens have not had it all their own way this season but things look to be picking up based on recent performances.

Indeed, Pep Guardiola certainly looks like he’s targeting silverware in some shape or form this year with the strength of the side he put out last time out against West Ham in the FA Cup.

The Citizens brushed aside the Hammers 5-0 at the London Stadium and our landlord reckons, if the club are looking to challenge on all fronts this year, they’ll need more players in this month.

Rakitic could just be the tip of the iceberg, then, and so, with that in mind, here are two more players our landlord reckons the club could sign this month…