Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City's Brazilian players will help striker, says Pep Guardiola

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Ryan Bennett vies with Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus during the English Premier League football match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester north west England on Jan 14 2019

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Despite Manchester City now sitting seven points behind Liverpool, albeit with a game in hand, Pep Guardiola has suggested that his side don't need any help from the January transfer window. "Wolves play with two holding midfielders, not just one, but he's an excellent player, an excellent player". Normally when you are humble you are going to lose.

Neves has been linked with a move to City for the past 12 months, with the reigning Premier League champions said to be admirers of the 21-year-old.

"You have to be quicker and more efficient".

City have struggled to cope when they have been without Fernandinho in that position, losing both the Premier League games he missed, but the Brazilian will be 34 when next season kicks off.

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Wolves' Ruben Neves is understood to be on a list of potential summer targets but, while Guardiola conceded his admiration for the Portugal global, he also insisted the club need to be "careful" over their pursuit of new signings. "Specifically Fernandinho's role, it's so hard to find". But, of course, for the next season it's an important target to find. A month ago, I started reading - "Ruben Neves, £100 million".

"Our wage, salary for the player is eighth, ninth or 10th in Europe, so there are eight or nine clubs where the wages are higher than what Manchester City pay".

"For loan players maybe it can happen, for a short time, but I don't think the big clubs buy players for just six months and important players are not sold in that period".

Their arrival in Manchester before Christmas coincided with an upturn in the forward's form, and Guardiola said: "The private life is the private life and if they need something we are there". We try to be stable in everything. Next season we are going to try, like we tried last season to be more stable. But we can not do it every season.

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"We have a limit and cannot spend more so that's why we need to be careful with the players and try next season to see what we can do to improve". "Beyond that I don't know what we should do".

"It's a good opportunity when the season is not going well to do something when you imagine you can do better".

He said: "Sometimes we have done it but normally when you want to buy one player it is for the next five or six years and normally it doesn't happen in this window".

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