Guardiola admits he wants new midfielder

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Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City are still in the hunt to sign new midfielder after missing out in January.

Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City are still in the hunt to sign new midfielder after missing out in January.

City can go back top of the Premier League table with a win over Chelsea today, but Guardiola is still looking to improve certain areas of his squad.

Chelsea are one of the four teams to have beaten City this season, winning their meeting at Stamford Bridge in early December. It was City’s first league loss of the campaign, with further defeats to Crystal Palace, Leicester and Newcastle highlighting areas of weakness in Guardiola’s squad.

One of them is the lack of a back-up to Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, who at 33 will also need to be replaced before too long. This is likely to be one of the top priorities when summer recruit plans are drawn up.

Guardiola said: ‘The scouting department is always looking for players for different positions, and you never know what is going to happen. ‘We have some options and are looking for some (more) options but today it is not easy to find the player and to buy the player, so we will see. Until summer, we have time. We are trying to help Fernandinho in that position.’

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