Pep Guardiola receives €150m budget after CAS lifts CL ban

Pep Guardiola will be able to spend €150m on transfers this summer after the CAS decided to lift Manchester City‘s two-year ban from European football. The English giants qualified for the Champions League after they beat Brighton Hove & Albion 5-0 last weekend and with the CAS lifting their ban, Guardiola has been handed a big budget to spend this summer.

Reports from England claim that Guardiola wants to strengthen his defense this summer with David Alaba (Bayern Munich) and Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) being his primary targets. The Spanish manager is keen to add at least one left back to his squad and with Alaba Guardiola could be signing the ideal and versatile player he is looking for. The Austrian can also play as a central defender and even a central midfielder.

But Guardiola also wants to sign a right-footed centre-back to pair up with Aymeric Laporte in the heart of defense. City has John Stones and Eric Garcia to play on that position, but with Stones possibly leaving for Everton or Arsenal, Guardiola is keen on adding a world-class centre-back. The 29-year-old Senegalese international, however, has expressed his intention to remain at Napoli several days ago while Napoli could demand up to €90m.