Guardiola comments on Jonny Evans to City rumours

Man City’s Vincent Kompany ready for renewed rivalry with Wayne Rooney after Everton move

Guardiola comments on Jonny Evans to City rumours

"We don't know, but Barcelona, we wake up and we show them what a handsome country it is".

"If we have to stay with the players we have right now we are happy, if someone comes we are happy too".

Tony Pulis admitted that a deal could happen if the price is right, and West Brom are looking to extract a fee that reflects the figures elsewhere in the transfer window, which has seen prices skyrocket this summer.

"I know how well the club works". Every season I start I always believe my players are the best.

Guardiola has denied that continually seeking out new signings could adversely affect players from the club's much-vaunted academy, with the City boss insisting those players must earn elevation to the senior squad. "One thing we don't want to do is play him and then it gets worse and then we lose him", said Pulis.

Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals against Manchester City
Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals against Manchester City

"I think the academy players, the big ones and important ones, are already here. They are with us in the beginning, train with us at the beginning and it depends after that with the same quality for the other guys who are here", said Guardiola.

City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is closing in on a first-team return after he featured as a second-half substitute in a friendly against Girona on Tuesday.

'Kyle's wife is pregnant. But if he were to fire the Gunners back into the UEFA Champions League or maybe even to the Premier League title, then keeping him around would be worth it, even if the 28-year-old does eventually walk away for nothing. "He is nearly a father again so that's why he waits here [and not travel] for a lovely moment".

"He played a few minutes in Girona so we are going to see", Guardiola said.

City spent more than £200 million on players over the summer, with five major new arrivals for the first-team squad.


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