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Sport Manchester City won't buy any players in January, insists Guardiola

03:50  03 december  2019
03:50  03 december  2019 Source:   goal.com

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Pep Guardiola is happy with his Manchester City squad and says he will not delve into the transfer market in January . The reigning Premier League champions are enduring a difficult defence of their title this season and are already 11 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool after just 14 games.

Pep Guardiola is happy with his Manchester City squad and says he will not delve into the transfer market in January . The reigning Premier League champions are enduring a difficult defence of their title this season and are already 11 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool after just 14 games.

a close up of Pep Guardiola wearing a suit and tie: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola © Getty Images Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is happy with his Manchester City squad and says he will not delve into the transfer market in January.

The reigning Premier League champions are enduring a difficult defence of their title this season and are already 11 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool after just 14 games.

Guardiola, however, says he will not be forced into bringing in new players next month, citing the refusal of clubs to part with key players midway through the season.

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Pep Guardiola is happy with his Manchester City squad and says he will not delve into the transfer market in January . Guardiola , however, says he will not be forced into bringing in new players next month, citing the refusal of clubs to part with key players midway through the season.

Manchester , December 3: Pep Guardiola is happy with his Manchester City squad and says he will not delve into the transfer market in January . The reigning Premier League champions are enduring a difficult defence of their title this season and are already 11 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool

Speaking ahead of City's Premier League visit to Burnley on Tuesday, Guardiola said: "I don't want any players in January. When they come for an incredible opportunity in January for the next four, five or six years maybe we could think about it, but that is not possible.

"Normally, the players we think could be interesting and add something to our squad, their clubs are not going to sell."

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While Guardiola looks set to keep his powder dry in January, he is likely to bring in new faces ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, with David Silva's impending departure already confirmed and Fernandinho's future yet to be resolved.

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Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City " won ' t be able to buy in January " after injuries and departures have decimated his defensive options. It began in the summer when long-standing captain Vincent Kompany left for Anderlecht before injuries in quick succession to Aymeric Laporte and John

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Fernandinho's contract expires at the end of the season and Guardiola says they will not make a decision on the Brazil international before then.

Asked if he would like Fernandinho to stay, Guardiola said: "I think we are going to decide at the end of the season what the situation is for the players who have finished their contracts.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City embraces Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City at full time after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) © Getty Images LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Pep Guardiola the head coach / manager of Manchester City embraces Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City at full time after the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

"We will then decide what we have to do or what is best for the club for the next season."

Guardiola refuted suggestions that he faces a rebuilding job at the end of the campaign, suggesting the squad will instead only require some minor tweaks.

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola gives instructions to Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images) © Getty Images NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola gives instructions to Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City and Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

"Well, we don't have to rebuild too much," he added. "Three players [Kompany last season, Silva and Fernandinho] does not mean you rebuild the team.

"Rebuilding the team is when you have seven or eight, like we did in the second season when seven players finished their contracts. Buying two or three players is not rebuilding; it's just substituting positions."

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