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Pep Guardiola launches X-rated rant about Erling Haaland transfer to Man City and insists he will never speak about star

MANCHESTER CITY boss Pep Guardiola has claimed that he will never discuss a move for Erling Haaland out of respect for his players.

The transfer circus surrounding the striker is in full flow with his agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge pictured in Barcelona this week.

Pep Guardiola will not publicly speak about Erling Haaland


Pep Guardiola will not publicly speak about Erling HaalandCredit: AFP
Manchester City have been strongly linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund star


Manchester City have been strongly linked with a move for the Borussia Dortmund starCredit: Getty

The pair also held discussions with Real Madrid and are expected in England to meet with several Premier League clubs.

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City are among the clubs interested but Guardiola insisted that it would be disrespectful to publically entertain speculation surrounding Haaland.

When asked about the Norwegian, he said: “You understand I’m not going to talk about any names, about other players at other clubs.

“It would not be polite for Borussia Dortmund and for Haaland. Absolutely, it’s not my business.

“I have two months with these players that we have here, they deserve as much respect from their manager to [not] talk about another player when we have two months ahead, important ones with what we have done so far.

“So, if I’m a player and the manager speaks of other players I’d say: ‘What the f*** are you doing?’.

“We are here to do what we have to do right now. I never comment, never in five years I speak about another player from another club. Never, never.”

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Guardiola recently admitted his fears that City will be priced out of a big money replacement for Sergio Aguero this summer.

Guardiola said: “There are a lot, a lot, a lot of big, big chances that maybe we are not going to sign a striker for next season with the situation world economics as they are.

“We have enough players in the first team and interesting players in the academy.

“With these prices, it’s impossible – we cannot afford it. It’s not going to happen. All the clubs struggle financially and we are not an exception.”

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