Guardiola said before the Community Shield that they are trying to sign another midfielder before Thursday’s transfer deadline he went further to say that City would only dip into the transfer market again for a “special” talent and confirmed after beating Chelsea at Wembley that they were looking for another midfielder.
“We are trying,” he said. “We would like to find maybe one more because we don’t have two specific players to substitute Fernandinho. But if he doesn’t come, there will not come anyone else.”
City went on to beat Chelsea 2nil in the Community Shield.
Guardiola has suggested that midfielder Douglas Luiz, loaned to Girona last summer, can play a role in the first team if he is awarded a work permit.