Manuel Pellegrini Promises Manchester City Spending Will Continue

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that the club’s heavy summer spending isn’t over yet, though he declined to comment over speculation linking him with a move for Real Madrid defender Pepe, Sky Sports reports.

City have been one of the league’s most active participants in the transfer window this summer having already spent over £80 million on the likes of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic.

And Pellegrini has promised to spend even more as the club look to bounce back from missing out on both the Premier League title and the FA Cup last season.

“The club has spent money on important players, like Stevan and Negredo,” said Pellegrini.

“But we must remind you that last year there was Balotelli and Tevez, so we had to replace two very good players with another two very good players.

“So, we have the month of July and some days of August to finish the squad completely. It’s not absolutely complete, but it’s very near to being complete.”

Pellegrini has also been linked with a £20 million move for Real Madrid defender Pepe in recent weeks too, but he declined to openly discuss specific transfer targets.

He added at a press conference in Hong Kong where City are competing in the Barclays Asia Trophy: “I don’t speak about rumours. I think today we have the players we need here.

“I just said that we will see what happens in this month and during August.

“I’m not talking about specific names because it’s not better for us, so I don’t talk about Pepe or any other names.”

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