Guardiola: If De Bruyne has a problem, he knows where I am

Guardiola: If De Bruyne has a problem, he knows where I am

"If you don't have injuries and you are satisfied with the squad, it's going well, we will play with the players we have started the season with".

Another player frequently linked with City is Ajax's Frenkie De Jong, but Guardiola has refused to add credence to the speculation.

"Specifically Fernandinho's role, it's so hard to find".

They are, however, taking things one game at a time and not expecting to deliver four pieces of silverware before the end of the season.

Guardiola acknowledges he can not expect Fernandinho, signed from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013, to play as much for City as he gets older, adding a solution has to be found for next season.

He said: "He's an excellent player". That is not going to happen, we are not going to pay £100m for a holding midfielder. He has incredible relationship with the Brazilian guys, like Danilo, Fernandinho, Bernardo, many, many players here.

Jurgen Klopp's side got back to winning ways with an important 1-0 victory against Brighton at the Amex on Saturday, a result that saw Liverpool extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points.

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Ahead of tonight's game against Manchester City, Jimenez admits Wolves' targets are shifting this season - qualifying for Europe is a possibility.

Guardiola said: "Gundogan played the last two games like a holding midfielder". He can play that holding midfield role. Of course, in all departments in the club, we have in every position four or five or six options - depending on age, what we believe and, of course, the price.

Wolverhampton go into the match having won at Tottenham Hotspur already this season, to put a dent in their title hopes, and they will be looking to do the same when they arrive at the Etihad Stadium.

"I am in touch quite often with Txiki, especially, because he is close to my door".

"We've talked about it", he said.

However, Guardiola indicated that "I am not talking about the case with the Ajax player, because he's an Ajax player. That's why in the transfer window when you ask me [about new signings] and I say no, it's because I know the players and the quality and know exactly what they can give us until the end of the season". "It's complicated, so, so complicated".