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No signing for Man city in January – Guardiola


Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City will not be making any new signings in the January window because top clubs do not buy players for just six months, KweseESPN reports.


Guardiola said he was happy with his squad, with City challenging for silverware in four competitions.


“Sometimes we have done (business), but normally when we buy some player it’s for the next five, six years and normally in this transfer window this kind of situation doesn’t happen,” he told a news conference ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with Wolves.



“The big clubs don’t buy big players for just six months, and it important players are not sold in this period. If you have no injuries and you are satisfied, like in our case, with your players and your squad you have, we decided, going well or going bad, to go with the players we had at the start of the season.”


Guardiola said he had not spoken to Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgium international went straight down the tunnel after being substituted in the 9-0 Carabao Cup thrashing of Burton Albion.



De Bruyne has missed much of the season after suffering two knee injuries and wanted more minutes as he returns to full fitness, but was replaced by Phil Foden after 58 minutes.


“No, I didn’t speak with him,” Guardiola said.


City have Sergio Aguero in contention for Monday’s game after he returned to training following flu, while Vincent Kompany is fighting to be fit to face Wolves.


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