With international football taking centre stage this week, you’d be forgiven for thinking City news would be thin on the ground.

However, there’s plenty floating around the media this morning, including a slice of transfer gossip.

City are reportedly targeting a new defender in January – and a new book dissecting Pep Guardiola’s time in charge of City lifts the lid on a key meeting he and Sergio Aguero had back in January 2017.

Here’s this morning’s City-centric headlines…

Transfer news

The Mirror: Man City join race for Man United transfer target Ruben Dias

James Nursery writes: “Sources in Portugal have told Mirror Sport of interest from City in Dias, aged 22.

“The right-footed Benfica youth product is 6ft1in and has 13 full international caps with Portugal.

“He is under contract until 2024 at the Estádio da Luz, where he has made 78 appearances.”

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New Guardiola book

Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam (serialised in the Sun): Guardiola taught Aguero how to play his style of football over dinner as Man City fans feared striker would be sold

Sergio Aguero says: “Pep asked me to try a new way of playing and I had to adapt. It wasn’t easy but I had no choice.

“My game is totally different now from what I was doing five years ago at City. A total transformation.

“At that meal, we talked about loads of things.

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“We kept postponing it and then when we finally met up, we talked about work for 20 minutes or so.

“The rest of the meal we spent chatting about other stuff, family, life in general.”

Player quotes

The Sun:Raheem Sterling is a serial winner with Man City… now he wants to lift trophies in an England shirt

Raheem Sterling says: “[Winning with England] is something I think about all the time — especially after coming so close at the 2018 World Cup and having such a good run.

“We’re developing and getting that winning mentality.

“The Nations League finals were a bit disappointing but we have another chance.”

 

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