Pep Guardiola makes striker transfer admission after Man City lose to Leicester

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that he is prepared for his side to go without a striker this season.

The Premier League champions are in the market for a new forward following the departure of Sergio Aguero and have been heavily linked with a move for Harry Kane (The Athletic).

Guardiola revealed on Friday that he would be interested in signing Kane this summer if Tottenham Hotspur were prepared to negotiate his exit, however, did concede that if the North Londoners are not willing to enter talks, then the situation is over (Guardian).

Speaking following City’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley, the 50-year-old revealed they could look to remain as they currently are.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is said to be determined not to sell Kane, with the 28-year-old still having three years left to run on his current contract in North London.

When quizzed on whether the need to sign an experienced forward was clear against Leicester, he told ITV: “No. I have to come back all the players we have. They have to go on holiday and rest and come back, after tomorrow everyone will be here.

“I spoke about that at the end of last season, it depends if it’s possible we do it, if not we go without a striker.”

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