Manchester City confirmed their status as the dominant side in English football by becoming the first team to retain the Premier League title in a decade last season, holding off a fierce challenge from Liverpool to finish on 98 points.
Nonetheless, manager Pep Guardiola is looking to further bolster his options in an attempt to challenge for the Champions League next season, and here Sports Mole rounds up the latest news regarding possible comings and goings at the Etihad Stadium.
Friday morning's headlines:
Manchester United 'join race for Martin Odegaard'
Manchester United are allegedly ready to join the race to sign Real Madrid prospect Martin Odegaard, who is currently impressing on loan at Real Sociedad. Read more.
News Extra: Kante caution, 'Unconvincing' Fred, Newcastle "f***ing embarrassment"
The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Frank Lampard's fitness assessment of N'Golo Kante, Gary Neville's comments on Fred and Sean Longstaff's brutal assessment of Newcastle United. Read more.
Manchester City, Arsenal 'quoted £71m for Martin Odegaard'
Real Madrid reportedly place a £71m price tag on midfielder Martin Odegaard, who is allegedly attracting interest from Manchester City and Arsenal. Read more.
News Extra: Sporting 'want Silva', Southampton 'disrespectful', New United scout
The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Sporting Lisbon's reported interest in Marco Silva, Charlie Austin's scathing comments about Southampton and a new personal scout for Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Read more.