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Transfer: Guardiola hints on hijacking Man Utd’s deal for Maguire

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out a late move for Leicester defender Harry Maguire, the UK Mirror reports.

The Premier League champions have been linked with Maguire following Vincent Kompany’s departure to Anderlecht.

City have Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi as options at present with Eliaquim Mangala also still at the Etihad, although he is likely to depart before the end of the window.

Manchester United are also interested in Maguire with Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers, confirming two bids from unnamed clubs had been rejected.

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And despite not closing the door, Guardiola insists he would be happy with his current options.

“If we believe we can, if not we will survive without a new central defender,” he told reporters on their pre-season tour.

Asked if he expects more signing to arrive, Guardiola replied: “No, not many. I like the faces that we have.

“Maybe but the transfer market is so difficult and the team is good enough. Maybe zero, maybe one, maybe one and a half.”

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City closed their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 victory over Yokohama.

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