Pep refuses to comment on Haaland; provides Foden fitness update

Dan Butterfield
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola refused to comment on links to Erling Haaland after the player’s agent named City as a possible destination for the forward.

Haaland has been linked with a number of clubs after impressing for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea have all be rumoured to be interested in the Norwegian.

However, the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, has named four clubs as possible suitors for the star. Dortmund’s rivals Bayern Munich were named as were Spanish giant’s Barcelona and Real Madrid, alongside Guardiola’s City.

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However, when asked about the 21-year-old, Guardiola refused to comment.

“Don’t ask me about Erling Haaland, I won’t answer.”

The Spaniard then provided an update on the fitness of Phil Foden, who has been suffering with injury in recent weeks.

“Phil Foden – still has niggle but every time he plays he will get better and better.

“He will say how he feels. Knowing Phil he’ll want to be there for us so we’ll see, game-by-game.

“We will assess this afternoon at training”

City went top of the Premier League last weekend with a win over Watford giving them the chance to overtake Chelsea who had lost to West Ham earlier in the day.

City take on Wolves on Saturday lunchtime in a bid to extend their lead at the top of the table and whilst Guardiola knows Bruno Lage’s side are doing well, he is confident his own side can claim the result.

“Wolves are having an incredible season so far.

“But at the same time we are in a good position to continue our run in the Premier League.

“They scored 12 goals and conceded 13 and are so stable. They played more between the lines last season, it was always tough in last years when we faced Wolves and tomorrow will be no exception.

“When you have played 15 games and you can take a look at goals scored, goals conceded – their balance is stable, few on both sides. Always when we face Wolves it has been a tight game. They have structure, pace up front and good character.”