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Posted August 19, 2017

Manchester City have had a bid rejected for Jonny Evans according to Baggies manager Tony Pulis.

Manchester City's Spanish coach Pep Guardiola on Friday sent his condolences to the relatives of the victims of the attack in Barcelona and assured that the city would rise again and Spain would show its beauty. "Tony Pulis was clear - I have nothing to add."City are looking to bolster this defence before the summer window closes, having missed out on their priority targets already."We try to have the best squad possible for the long season".

"Market forces dictate but we don't need to sell and we don't want to sell, so we are not desperate for the money".

"If we have to stay with the players we have right now, then we'll be happy. If that offer came in then we would sit down and talk to Jonny". Sometimes it's possible, sometimes not.

He said: "I think the academy players, the big ones and important ones, are here [in the squad] - Phil Foden, Brahim [Diaz], Tosin [Adarabioyo]".

John Williams, the West Brom chairman, previously worked for City and has maintained good relations with the Manchester club, who recognise he is a tough negotiator.

Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals against Manchester City
Wayne Rooney has scored 11 goals against Manchester City

Mendy tweeted "bullet header" after Lewis Dunk scored an own goal in City's season-opening defeat of Brighton last weekend.

When asked about Evans, Pulis said: "They made an offer and we've turned it down. They have to win that situation".

City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is closing in on a first-team return after he featured as a second-half substitute in a friendly against Girona on Tuesday.

Guardiola said: "I don't know what happened". He's nearly a father again, ' Guardiola said.

"He played a few minutes in Girona so we are going to see", Guardiola said. When you have the problems he had in the past with injuries in the last two years he has to be 100 per cent sure he is ready.

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