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Pep Guardiola provides an update on Laporte replacement links

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Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte suffered a knee injury in the victory over Brighton and will be out until January or February.

“Not long. Five months, six months – next year, January or February,” said Guardiola during a press-conference.

With Laporte being injured, Manchester City are left with Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones. However, Guardiola has revealed that they won’t sign a replacement for Laporte.

“It is hard, the same as Leroy. We are disappointed for him, for both of them,” continued Guardiola.

“Leroy is important. Aymeric in that position is important too, for his left foot and his personality. Unfortunately he is injured. So we’re going to live without him for a long time and we have enough resources to move forward and see what we can do.

“My advice to you is not to write too many names about the winter transfer window, because you are going to make a mistake. I don’t think it’s going to happen.

“I heard already we are interested in this player or the other player. I would like to say to all the clubs in the world don’t be nervous, because we are not interested in any players or central defenders in Europe.

“We are going to wait with the players we have, with the two central defenders, with Fernandinho, with Eric Garcia and Taylor Harwood-Bellis, even some players in different positions we can use there. We’re going to move forward.”

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