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Pep Guardiola Admits Manchester City May Not Sign Any New Players This Summer

By Amreen
Guardiola does not expect further additions in his squad
Guardiola does not expect further additions in his squad / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not expect any more incomings or outgoings at Manchester City as the August 31 deadline approaches.

City have only brought in Jack Grealish while missing out on top target Harry Kane, who said he will remain at Tottenham, and pulling the plug on a move for Cristiano Ronaldo, who returned to Manchester United after more than a decade.

Several City players, including Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, and Aymeric Laporte, have been linked with moves away from the Etihad, but the Spaniard insisted he expects to have the same squad after the transfer window shuts next week.

When asked about the possibility of players leaving at his press conference ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Arsenal, Guardiola said: "Right now, I don’t think so, but maybe it’s going to happen. Anything can happen, but my opinion is everything will finish like it has now and that’s good enough."

"I don't know what's going to happen, it's a mystery, the transfer window this season is so weird," Guardiola added. "There are big, big issues, the English teams have done one or two signings. Maybe the rumours are that Real Madrid are going to do something and the rest I don’t know."

City are still looking for a new striker after Sergio Aguero left for Barcelona on a free earlier this summer. The defending Premier League champions were reportedly offered the chance to sign Ronaldo from Juventus, but despite talks with the player's agent, Guardiola's side opted out of a move.