Guardiola on Bravo in Manchester: “I cannot deny what everyone knows”

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Pep Guardiola even makes non-committal statements sound somewhat Shakespearean.

The Manchester City manager has admitted that Claudio Bravo is in town with the aim toward completing a move from Barcelona to City.

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Barca has already landed Jasper Cillessen from Ajax, giving the La Liga giants — along with Marc Andre ter Stegen — a potent duo between the sticks.

Bravo is reportedly in Manchester, and Guardiola confirmed the news.

From Sky Sports:

“I cannot deny what everyone knows,” said Guardiola.

“I am sorry guys. When the deal is complete or not complete, after I will be open to answer about one player. At the moment, he is not our player.”

So, yeah, expect an announcement for the Chilean keeper soon.

Guardiola also said he could play Joe Hart against Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, despite Hart’s likely move away from City and the potential to Cup-tie Hart.