Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed the club is unlikely to make any last-minute signings before Thursday’s transfer deadline
The Cityzens has secured the signatures of Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez for a club record £60m, along with young defender Philippe Sandler from PEC Zwolle and Paris Saint-Germain’s teenage midfielder Claudio Gomes.
However, despite missing out on his primary transfer target this summer in Jorginho, who opted for a reunion with his former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, Guardiola admits that City will not add to the current squad.
“I think we are not going to make any more signings,” said the 47-year-old, according to the Independent.
Guardiola jokingly added there might be a new role for Stones after coming on as a midfielder in Sunday’s Community Shield win over Chelsea.
“John for the qualities he has, the personality he has, he’s a tall guy, I think he can play there,” the City manager said.
“But I don’t know because we have never tried before and we will see during the season.”
Man City will begin the defence of the Premier League crown away to Arsenal this Sunday.