Man City vow to spend big on striker and other areas after Chelsea heartbreak

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak has vowed to spend big this summer in a bid to make Pep Guardiola's side even stronger next season.

The Premier League champions have been left licking their wounds in the wake of last weekend's crushing defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final.

Guardiola has won two more trophies this season to take his total to eight in just five seasons since taking charge at the Etihad in 2016.

But Al-Mubarak insists there will be no slowing down when it comes to building a team capable of total domination at home and abroad.

And in a strong hint that City will try to sign England captain Harry Kane from Tottenham or Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland, Al-Mubarak insists the club will find the right replacement for club legend and record scorer Sergio Aguero, who is joining Barcelona.

Al-Mubarak believes refreshing the squad is vital – and that it will make a statement of intent to their biggest rivals.

He said: "One of the things I've learned over the years is, you need to constantly bring in talent into the team, refresh and particularly when you are at a high level and when you're on the top.

"Having won the league, it is not the time to sit back and be content. That would be your biggest mistake.

"This is the time to send a strong message, that there's no contentment, that you're not satisfied with just winning the league.

"That's great, but you want to win it again and you are committed and you are bringing more talent that is going to compete, not for the squad, but for the starting XI.

"We lose a very important legend in Sergio Aguero. They are very hard shoes to fill, but I'm confident that we will find the right player to fill those shoes.

"There are other areas within the group, within the team that obviously need investment. Not too many. It's not about numbers, it's about quality.

"I think the squad is a phenomenal squad. You don't win the Premier League and you don't reach the Champions League final if you don't have an incredible squad – and we have that.

"We will bring quality into the squad in a couple of key positions."

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