Pep Guardiola has told Manchester City director of football, Txiki Begiristain, that he does not want any new signings in the January transfer window, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Recent reports have suggested that the City boss will have another £150 million to spend soon, but with seven players out of contract in 2017 and only Fernandinho having been offered a new one, the second wave of Guardiola’s squad overhaul is likely to wait until next summer.
Only one player is expected to arrive in January, and he already belongs to the club – Brazilian sensation Gabriel Jesus, who was purchased from Palmeiras in August for a fee in the region of £27 million. The 19-year-old is spearheading Palmeiras’ title charge and also has four goals in four games for Brazil’s national team, and his arrival will add more firepower to Guardiola’s side.
One player being monitored for the long-term, reports the Sunday Mirror, is Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The 22-year-old is being watched by the Blues, with Sunderland hoping to give him a bumper pay rise to avoid losing him in the immediate future.