But with City also still in the hunt for speedy Schalke winger Leroy Sane, among a number of other targets, the club are ready to lay down a marker in the summer transfer window.

 

That would provide a huge confidence boost ahead of the official unveiling of Guardiola, details of which the club revealed on Tuesday.

The doors of the City Football Academy training complex will be thrown open to supporters across the weekend of July 2 and 3, with the new badge design and home kit due to be formally revealed on the Saturday.

Tickets for the second day of the event, when Guardiola will take to the stage to directly address supporters, sold out within a matter of hours.