Man City have ‘agreed’ future transfer exit as Pep Guardiola sends calming message

Manchester City will be eager to bounce back from their loss to Wolves as soon as possible
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Manchester City were beaten for the first time in the Premier League this season this weekend. They lost 2-1 against Wolves at Molineux.

Pep Guardiola’s side remain top of the table though. Here is a look at some of the latest news and rumours coming out of the club...

Defender update

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City have ‘agreed’ to sell Joao Cancelo to Barcelona for a cut-price fee of £24.3million, according to a report by the Daily Star. The 29-year-old, who is a Portugal international with 48 caps under his belt, was loaned out to Camp Nou in the last transfer window after spending time at Bayern Munich last term.

Cancelo has fallen out of favour at the Etihad Stadium and most signs point towards a permanent exit soon. He has made 154 appearances for the current champions to date and has found the net on nine occasions.

Not the end of the world

Guardiola has insisted that six wins from seven games isn’t a bad start for City. Their loss against Wolves has certainly raised eyebrows across the league.

However, the boss is relaxed about the situation. He has told the club website: “Well, I’m pretty sure today we didn’t lose the Premier League and we didn’t win the Premier League, either. Six out of seven is nice.

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“We could have done something we have never done before by winning seven in a row - we have our game, but the opponent played really, really good. They defended really well and they had the ability to keep it and drive and dribble forward.

“I told the team they (Wolves) came from being out of the Carabao Cup to lower league team - it’s happened and when you face this situation, its so much more difficult and I told them so. Today some details didn’t happen and maybe I apply bad some decisions.”

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