Pep Guardiola is planning a major shake-up at Manchester City and it could be great news for West Ham United.

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According to The Athletic Guardiola will make significant changes to his Man City squad this summer by selling a host of players to bring in fresh talent.

West Ham boss David Moyes is looking to beef up his own squad with a striker, central midfielder, goalkeeper, centre-back and left-back on the agenda.

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Guardiola planning major shake-up of Man City squad and it could be great news for West Ham

So Guardiola’s reported plans for a shake-up could bode well for West Ham who have long been linked with Man City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko and John Stones.

The Hammers were linked with a move for Man City ace Zinchenko last summer (Football.London) and again in January (ExWHUemployee).

The 24-year-old is a top class player who has proved he can operate at either left-back, left wing-back or even further forward in a more attacking role.

He fits Moyes’s recruitment policy in terms of talent and age. And Zinchenko would also have plenty to prove having never quite established himself at City.

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Moyes wanted Zinchenko and Stones and now both could be available

After City’s Champions League final defeat to Chelsea, the Ukraine star was questioned again. And according to The Athletic players like him – and possibly even Stones if Guardiola manages to sign another top class centre-back to partner Ruben Dias – will be made available for transfer.

With doubts over Aaron Cresswell’s ability to get up and down as an out-and-out left-back – and the fact he turns 32 next season – coupled with Arthur Masuaku simply not being up to it defensively, West Ham need a new left-back this summer.

Zinchenko could fit the bill perfectly and West Ham would be able to offer him European football too.

Stones could also be targeted again after West Ham tried to sign him last summer.

Moyes has set aside major funds to sign a top class defender according to Football Insider last week.

It is easy to see why. Angelo Ogbonna turns 34 next season, Fabian Balbuena is leaving and there are still question marks over Issa Diop.

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Moyes has ‘major funds’ set aside for top defender and Stones needs to be playing to keep England place ahead of World Cup next year

The Sun claimed West Ham bid £20m for Stones in the post season window last year.

Moyes knows the 27-year-old from his time in charge of Everton.

And the Scot is a massive fan of the defender, who has won his place back in the England team. He raved about Stones in 2017, as quoted by whufc.com.

“John Stones – we brought from Barnsley. We saw someone who was naturally comfortable on the ball. What he needed to develop was his defending. He got that at Everton. Since then he’s gone on to show he’s a top quality defender. He could play for any team.”

Well if Guardiola does sign a new centre-back partner for Dias then Stones may be forced to leave in order to keep his England place with the 2022 World Cup taking place at the end of next year.

Valuations and competition could be an issue. But West Ham have showed they are a club heading in the right direction under Moyes and being in London is always an attractive proposition for players too.

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