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Guardiola confirms City are in the market for a defender


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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he'll look to bring in a central defender - if he can.

The Premier League champions will be without former captain Vincent Kompany who left at the end of last season to become player-manager at Belgian side Anderlecht.

City have been heavily linked with a move for England defender Harry Maguire, who is also a target for their rivals Manchester United.

Guardiola insists it's not vital to make a signing as they've players capable of slotting into defence.

"We will see, we are looking for some names but at the same time we have three centre-backs who can play there and we have two young players in the second team who can help us.

"We shall see if the market is possible and the club believes we can spend that money, but if they don't, we shan't spend it."

Guardiola admits that Kompany's departure leaves a void at the club.

"Vincent was an incredibly important player on and off the pitch. When he was fit, he was always ready on the pitch.

"He was a very important player, he made decisions for the team. He is still an incredible player. I'm looking forward to seeing him on the touchline and seeing how Anderlecht play with him."

Meanwhile, the Spanish coach is unwilling to speak about Maguire's possible move to Manchester.

"He is a Leicester player. I know some people like Bayern Munich like to talk a lot about Leroy Sane, but usually, I never speak about players at other clubs. What is going to happen, is going to happen."

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