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Pep Guardiola makes worrying Manchester City prediction following Riyad Mahrez exit

The Manchester City boss was quizzed on the lack of transfer progress

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has assured fans that new signings will be arriving at the Etihad in the wake of their historic treble effort last season, following a slow start to the summer transfer window.

The Cityzens have seen Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez both leave the club this summer for FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli respectively, and have only signed Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic to replace their stars.

They remain locked in talks with RB Leipzig over defender Josko Gvardiol, but a deal is not thought to be close with the German side holding out for a record fee for a defender (currently the £80m Manchester United paid for Harry Maguire).

Despite this, Guardiola has assured that signings are coming, predicting that ‘many things’ will happen.

“I think many things are going to happen. I can not answer…”

He also revealed that he had spoken to Kyle Walker, who is thought to be nearing a move to Bayern Munich, though the Manchester City boss would not confirm where the Englishman would play his football next season.

Meanwhile, the Spaniard also refused to confirm that Joao Cancelo would be departing the club, despite the Portuguese defender having spent the second half of last season on loan at Bayern Munich and having seemed certain to leave the Etihad this summer.

“João Cancelo is here. João has been so important for us in the past”

“After the loan at Bayern he is back here and is part of the group. So we will see what happens…”, he explained.

Though Barcelona and Arsenal are rumoured to be interested in making a move for the Portuguese star, neither are likely to be willing to meet Manchester City’s hefty £70m asking price.

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Ben Browning

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