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Monday 17 December 2018

City seek midfielder before deadline

HAPPY CITIZENS: (l-r) Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero. Photo: PA
HAPPY CITIZENS: (l-r) Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero. Photo: PA

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are trying to sign another midfielder before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Riyad Mahrez has been the only first-team addition since the side romped to the Premier League title in record-breaking fashion last term.

Guardiola confirmed after beating Chelsea at Wembley that they were looking for another midfielder.

"We are trying," he said. "We would like to find maybe one more because we don't have two specific players to substitute Fernandinho. But if he doesn't come, there will not come anyone else."

Asked if they are close, Guardiola said: "I don't know. I was focused on the final, so we will just see."

City missed out on Jorginho this summer to Chelsea, with the Italy international part of the side beaten 2-0 yesterday thanks to a Sergio Aguero brace.

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