Good evening, Manchester City fans. Here are your evening headlines for Saturday, October 31.
Guardiola reiterates insistence he won’t return to Barcelona
Pep Guardiola has again insisted he won’t return to manage Barcelona for a second spell.
Speculation over a potential return to the Camp Nou heightened after Barca presidential candidate Victor Font suggested Guardiola was on his radar as the club’s next manager.
However, Guardiola has poured cold water on these suggestions, once again highlighting how content he is in Manchester.
“I've said many times, my period as Barcelona manager is over,” he told BT Sport after the win over Sheffield United on Saturday. “There are incredible people who can be in charge.
“Ronald Koeman is an outstanding manager. It's over. I will come back to my seat to see my club [Barcelona], to watch a game, but it's done.”
Deal for teenage star confirmed
FK Partizan have confirmed Filip Stevanovic will join Manchester City in the January transfer window.
The 18-year-old winger has been linked with a number of European clubs, but MEN Sport reported earlier this month that City were leading the pursuit.
A deal has now been struck with a Partizan tweet reading: “Partizan is pleased to announce the transfer of Filip Stevanovic to Manchester City in the winter transition period of 2021.
“The transfer of Filip Stevanovic to one of the largest European clubs is a significant confirmation of the good and hard work of all club structures.”
Walker drops hint over return to former club
Kyle Walker scored the winner for Manchester City in their 1-0 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday and dropped a hint on a potential return to Bramall Lane.
The right-back refused to celebrate his goal having previously played for the Blades earlier in his career and the England international hinted he hopes to one day wear the Sheffield United shirt again.
“They [Sheffield United] have done it for a number of seasons now, they're well drilled, everyone knows their position, it's a tough team to come and break down,” Walker said, explaining how tough a test Sheffield United gave City.
“Luckily I came up with the goal through the bodies and we got the three points.
“My mum and dad live here so if I celebrated they'd have got a lot of stick. I'm a Sheffield United fan so I couldn’t. When I played for Aston Villa my first game for Villa was here and I scored with my left peg which was a rare goal as well.
"I seem to like this ground. Hopefully... we'll never know in the future.”