Pep Guardiola has already been busy – despite not officially starting work at Manchester City for another week.

The Spaniard will be welcomed to Manchester at a special event at the CFA next weekend as the club begins possibly the most exciting chapter in its history.

Having already added Ilkay Gundogan to his squad for the coming season, Guardiola is planning to land further targets.

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And we will keep you in touch with all the other Blues news, including what’s going on at the Euros with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart preparing to help England into the next round.

Pep Guardiola has rung Raheem Sterling to reassure him that he is a big part of his City plans.

The England winger was down in the dumps after being dropped for the final group game against Slovakia when he got the call – his first contact with the new boss – out of the blue.

And sources close to the winger claim the chat they had has recharged Sterling’s batteries for the rest of Euro 2016, and has him “buzzing” for next season with City.

Full story on what Pep told Sterling here.

City are preparing a move for Everton defender John Stones, according to reports.

The Blues have been heavily linked with the England centre-back in recent months.

And The Telegraph claim Pep Guardiola is ready to sanction a big-money offer for the Yorkshireman.

Everton blocked a concerted effort from Chelsea to take the defender last summer, turning down bids of up to £37m form then boss Jose Mourninho.

He is, of course, now at United and the Reds are reportedly keen on Stones too.

The report says City are now ready to make their opening move.

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