Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep's Window of Opportunity

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep's Window of Opportunity

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CITY will consider spending in January after seeing the 'amazing' Virgil Van Dijk move to Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp smashed the record fee for a defender on Wednesday when the club paid Southampton £75m.

And while the Blues were a long way from that figure, a centre-back is still on the cards.

City's chief executive, Txiki Begiristain, was in San Sebastian this week, where prime target Inigo Martinez plies his trade, while Jonny Evans would come with Premier League experience.

Pep Guardiola has had to do without Vincent Kompany and John Stones for significant chunks of the season, and the imminent return of the former Everton man will not deter the manager in the transfer market. "I'm so happy with the players I have. I don't know what will happen, I don't know. …

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