Transfer Talk: Vlahovic race heats up with City ready to outspend Spurs
Manchester City are ready to blow Tottenham out of the water in the battle to sign Fiorentina hotshot Dusan Vlahovic.
The Serbian striker's 14 goals in 16 games this season has clubs all over Europe fighting for his signature.
And Italian outlet La Repubblica claim Citizens chief Pep Guardiola is ready to spend whatever it takes to finally replace the firepower he lost when Sergio Aguero joined Barcelona.
City have made do without an out-and-out striker this season after seeing a summer pursuit of Harry Kane fall short.
They face competition from Spurs, Arsenal, Liverpool and a host of top clubs across Europe who have been linked with £70million-rated Vlahovic.
The hitman, 21, has seven strikes in 14 caps and torched Serie A defences for 33 goals in 55 games over the past 18 months.
Ferran Torres could make way to make room for the Serb with Barcelona in talks over a January move, although Fiorentina are unlikely to sanction a winter exit without a replacement lined up.
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