Transfer Focus: Manchester City Zabaleta announcement opens door for Bilic

Having turned 34 on Saturday, he doesn't quite fit the mould of what Guardiola is seemingly building at City as he looks to replace an ageing squad with exciting young talents that can adapt to his system and flourish.

Manchester City defender John Stones is fit to face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Tuesday, live on Sky Sports. "I arrived at this club and I tried to do my best, some managers will have that pressure so I have to handle that, if not I go home".

Pep Guardiola has called on fans to roar Manchester City into the Champions League and give Pablo Zabaleta a fitting send-off.

Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Jesus Navas are expected to be part of the summer clear out by Guardiola, but time will tell if they all go and whether or not Toure will be joining them.

"City had a big and ambitious project and this is why I chose to come".

'Then the last game is at Watford, which will be tough again but we are ready for that.

Tony Pulis has won one of his 16 Premier League games against Man City (D4 L11), doing so with Stoke in January 2009.




Guardiola said the game would give fans the opportunity to say farewell to long-serving full-back Pablo Zabaleta, who will leave at the end of the season.

Toure would not be short of offers if he did decide to move on in search of more regular first-team action, but he seems determined to stay with City and is hoping to agree fresh terms.

Gareth McAuley was forced off against Chelsea on Friday night with an injury and will not recover in time for Tuesday's trip. "Our target, our goal, is to win the next two games".

Hal Robson-Kanu will have his hamstring problem assessed but Matty Phillips will remain sidelined by his hamstring issue.

City began Guardiola's reign with ten straight wins but will end the campaign trophyless, with the likelihood of a Champions League place their only tonic.

"I know you are curious to know what will happen and if we didn't play for anything we would announce it but, I have said so many times, at the end of the season we will speak about that situation".

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