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​Man City look to January transfer window for new central defender

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he is in discussions with director of football Txiki Begiristain over potentially signing a central defender in January.

"We just speak about [January transfer signings] with the club and Txiki because in the central defender position we don't have many players, especially in this situation," said Guardiola.

"Vincent (Kompany) is always injured, he fights a lot to be ready but sometimes he is not able to be fit consistently and we have just three central defenders in that moment for competition.

"Maybe we need one more guy in that position, we are talking about that but of course in winter time it is so complicated.

"We don't want to sign someone for three or four months, we want to sign them for years and makes sure they are the right guy, if this doesn't happen we are not going into the market."

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