Pellegrini Staying Quiet on De Bruyne; WATFORD ............................0 MAN CITY ............................2

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Pellegrini Staying Quiet on De Bruyne; WATFORD ............................0 MAN CITY ............................2


MANCHESTER City manager Manuel Pellegrini has continued to rebuff questions about Kevin de Bruyne.

Pellegrini faced a series of queries about the Belgian, the subject of a reported PS58m offer from City, after his side's 2-0 win over Watford.

Earlier in the day it was reported the Wolfsburg playmaker was in Manchester for a medical but, in keeping with a stance of indifference adopted throughout City's lengthy apparent pursuit, Pellegrini remained non-committal.

"I don't have any news," Pellegrini said at his post-match press conference at the Etihad Stadium. "You have news? "I will answer the same way I answer all the questions that you or the other journalists ask me about rumours. I can't talk about rumours." It was then suggested that the reports could no longer be considered rumours because Wolfsburg have commented and a photograph of De Bruyne apparently in Manchester has also emerged.

But, in an odd exchange, Pellegrini said: "He has signed? It is the first thing I know... He has not signed. I answer what I want and not what you want. I cannot talk about things they never told me, that he has signed a contract."

It was then suggested that Pellegrini might at least know that De Bruyne was in Manchester, but again he refused to answer.

He said: "I was involved in the game and not thinking about what was happening in Manchester. …

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