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Man City boss Guardiola delivers Haaland, Doku updates: Please don't report that...

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given a fitness update on two of his key attackers.

Guardiola was asked about the absence of forwards Erling Haaland and Jeremy Doku against Luton Town.

The Citizens had to work hard to earn their first win in five Premier League games by beating Luton 2-1 on Sunday.

Asked about Haaland, he told club media: “Stress, no fracture. Please don't ask if he broke his foot. It's just stress.

“We have to take it day by day, week by week.

“He could be ready for Crystal Palace, hopefully he will be ready for Saudi Arabia.

“He wants to be ready. During the season there are injuries, suspensions.

“After Villa he could not work properly, I spoke with him yesterday and he said he feels much better. Maybe Crystal Palace he will be ready. We will see."

On Doku's fitness, he added: “Muscular. It's not a big issue like Kevin [De Bruyne].

“We have to think about how explosive he is, we have to be careful.

“Maybe in one week, two weeks he will be ready."

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