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Pep Guardiola: 'Manchester City seeking Fernandinho back-up'

Pep Guardiola reveals that Manchester City are trying to push through the signing of a holding midfielder in Fernandinho's mould before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that the club are trying to push through the signing of a holding midfielder before Thursday's transfer deadline.

The Citizens have missed out on two high-profile midfielders over the past few months, with Fred and Jorginho joining Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Guardiola admits that he is seeking a back-up and potential future replacement for 33-year-old Fernandinho but will be content should a late signing not be made.

"We are trying," the Spaniard told the Manchester Evening News when asked about any further signings.

"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 won't be anyone else."

Man City have made two signings this summer in the shape of Riyad Mahrez and centre-back Philippe Sandler.

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