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Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City’s (lack of) January transfer window plans

Manchester City will not be adding to their star-studded squad in January, Pep Guardiola revealed in the second half of his press conference heading into the West Ham game.

Benjamin Mendy is out for up to three months, Kevin De Bruyne is recovering from a second bad injury of the season, and Fernandinho is heavily relied on in the centre of midfield, but Pep is happy with his options and doesn’t plan to invest until the summer.

“In January, no window. No, no,” Guardiola said when asked if he’d spend.

“We’re not going to spend anything. I am so happy with the squad and the people that are coming back. No, no.

“When we created the squad at the beginning of the season it was [so that we] don’t go to January [and make transfers] except if you have problems. but I have enough in the squad. I trust all of them.

“We are not going to go the market in January, no way.”

Guardiola also elaborated on hints earlier in his press conference that he could be open to extending his stay at the Etihad Stadium beyond 2021.

Pep said: “I’m delighted to be here. I have everything a manager needs. Everything.

“The organisation supports me, no matter what the results are, but if the results are bad I will be the first to make a step back.

“I know the people above me, they trust the staff with what we are doing. We have a young squad, young players I have everything [including] good facilities.

“In the good moments we are celebrating, in the bad moments we are together. I don’t feel it depends on the results. Here I have a project, and the family is quite well here in Manchester so I don’t exclude absolutely anything in terms of finishing my contract.”

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