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Manuel Pellegrini Drops New Man City Signing Hint

City boss close to naming next new face.

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has dropped a hint that there could very well be a new face joining the ranks at the club within the next 24 hours, Sky Sports reports.

The Chilean has so far only added Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho from Shakhtar Donetsk to his newly inherited squad but is thought to be mulling over options to add more and has now claimed that one is close.

“We don’t know at this moment who is going to come here,” he said.

“We are trying to bring the best players into our squad. I am always open to young players, and to good players.

“I don’t know if anything will happen before we leave South Africa, but maybe the next day we will have fresh news.”

City also offered third choice goalkeeper Richard Wright a new deal earlier this week as Costel Pantilimon looks set to move on.

Pellegrini and the City squad are in South Africa right now for a mini pre-season tour ahead of the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, which will also feature Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and host side South China.

The former Malaga man’s first match in charge of the Citizens will be against Supersport United in Pretoria on Sunday, followed by another in Durban next week.


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