Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Are Back in Hunt

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Are Back in Hunt

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PEP Guardiola has confirmed that Manchester City are in the hunt for a centre-back and a full-back during this transfer window.

And that has heightened speculation that the Blues are after Holger Badstuber - who has played in both positions for Bayern Munich and Germany.

City have also been linked with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez and his brother and centre half Lucas.

Guardiola was asked in his press conference ahead of the FA Cup tie at West Ham tonight if the Blues were trying to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi.

But he Catalan ruled out any move for the former Stoke man, but did say: "It's not the moment to talkfi sometimes I read the newspapers and since I was manager at Manchester City we have been interested in a thousand million players.

"We are going to play with the teamfi if we need something it's at the back, maybe a central defender or full-back. …

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