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Guardiola rules out Manchester City move for Pjanic

Guardiola rules out Manchester City move for Pjanic

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Pep Guardiola is open to strengthening his Manchester City squad, but Miralem Pjanic will not be heading to the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City are not interested in signing Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Bosnia-Herzegovina international Pjanic has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League champions, with Barcelona also considered a likely destination.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a successful two seasons at Juve but is believed to be interested in a new challenge although he was coy about his future recently when welcoming new signing Ronaldo to Juventus.

Guardiola, however, insists City are not in the race for his signature.

"No. Pjanic is a player at Juventus. We are not interested in him," the former Barca boss told reporters.

"He is a top player, but we are not interested in him."

City's only major move this off-season has been the addition of winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in a reported £60million deal.

Guardiola, who on Tuesday was named on an 11-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men's Coach award, is leaving the door open to further arrivals before the transfer window closes on August 9.

"We still have a few weeks until the end of the transfer window," he said.

"We are going to decide. Maybe one comes, but at this moment we are good enough. We have players in each position.

"We will see in the last days whether we will sign one player or wait until next season."

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