Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has seemingly distanced the club from reports linking the Citizens with a move for Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey.
There have been claims in recent days that City, Manchester United and Chelsea were all keen on the Jamaican international, who is believed to be available for around £40m.
However, speaking to journalists ahead of this evening’s game against Burnley, Guardiola suggested that finding a winger to replace Leroy Sane will not be a priority for the club:
“Gabriel (Jesus) can play on the left, Phil Foden can play on the left, we have Raheem (Sterling) there. We have big, talented players up front.”
“Most of them are in good healthy conditions, like Phil, Riyad (Mahrez), Gabriel, Raheem, they can play quite regularly for a long period of time, they are so stable in terms of injury situations.”
“I think we have other priorities maybe. And I don’t know, after the coronavirus, if the situation economically and financially for the clubs is changing. I don’t know what the situation is. We’re going to see at the end of this season.”
Guardiola is right to point out that the club have a number of players who can play on the left-hand side, although losing someone like Sane and not replacing him will inevitably weaken the squad.
It appears the focus will be on signing a centre-back, a right-back as well as a possible replacement for David Silva, who will be leaving the club at the end of the season.