Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thiago a No-Go for City

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thiago a No-Go for City

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CITY are considering a move to strengthen their midfield before the transfer window shuts but have gone cold on the idea of a marquee signing.

Personal terms were agreed with Italian international Jorginho last month - but Chelsea struck up a late double deal with Napoli to stun the Blues.

The initial reaction was to shelve plans to sign anyone for that role and adapt using the players already in the squad - Fabian Delph, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan could all play in that position even if it is not their natural one - and Guardiola managed to cover key losses in his side last season.

City are looking again for an external solution, but are not interested in Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara or Juventus's Miralem Pjanic despite recent reports linking them with bids. …

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