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Manchester City have agreed an £11m (€13m) deal with Anderlecht to sign left-back Sergio Gomez.

He is due to arrive in Manchester within the next 24-48 hours to undergo a medical and complete the move.

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The 21-year-old is considered a development player by City, and the intention is to loan him out to one of the other clubs in the City Group.

It’s not impossible that he will join Pep Guardiola’s first team this season – but City remain focused on other first-team targets.

Gomez was on City’s radar when they were looking for a deal for Marc Cucurella, who eventually signed for Chelsea.

Borussia Dortmund left-back Raphael Guerreiro is a player the Premier League champions like.

The 28-year-old Portugal international is one of several potential first-team options the club are considering.

Manchester City keen on Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro
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Manchester City keen on Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro

Guerreiro has made 189 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 34 goals and making 37 assists since joining in 2016.

A source said Sky Sports News Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa is also on City’s list. But another source said it was not currently under consideration.

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Pep: Silva’s future out of my control

Guardiola insists he wants Bernardo Silva to stay at Manchester City but admits the decision is beyond his control amid interest from Barcelona.

Portugal international Silva played a vital role in City’s Premier League title defense last season, despite being linked with a move to Camp Nou the summer before.

Speculation has resurfaced this summer and Guardiola admits he is in the dark over Silva’s future at the club following the departures of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko away from the Etihad Stadium.

“I was comfortable working with Oleks [Zinchenko]Gabriel (Jesus) and Raheem (Sterling) for three incredible years, [they were] incredible characters who have helped us succeed,” said the City boss.

“But, in the end, sometimes the club, sometimes the player, sometimes the agent, many reasons, sometimes we have to split our way.

“I have said several times that the player’s desire is the most important thing; I want people to be happy here trying to do it together. Of course I would like Bernardo to continue here, he is a special player in the dressing room for me, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. Honestly, I don’t know.

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“What will happen will happen and if he stays it’s perfect, and if he has to leave it’s because football is like that, the clubs have an agreement, the player has desires, and I don’t am not the person to stop the envy of people.

“When you’re a footballer, it’s short, you don’t realize it, it’s over straight away. I don’t want to stop a player’s desire but, at the same time, I only do ‘a small part of the club, you have to talk to the club. I’ve never been involved in that, and what the club decides for me is OK.

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Guardiola reaffirmed his stance on Silva’s future when he pressed his uncertain answer, adding: “I want the best for the players, but I want Bernardo to stay, definitely, 100%, I want him stay here.

“But, at the same time, if you want to leave and have an offer and the clubs have an agreement, it’s common sense what I said, it’s nothing special, it’s reality.

“He’s an important player for me, Bernardo is special. I don’t know what’s going to happen. As far as Manchester City know, we didn’t get any offers, last season either, that’s what I can say. Bernardo is ready, he is training very well, he is ready for Sunday and that’s it.”

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