Manchester City morning round-up: Guardiola tipped for move, Bailly deal off

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

The Manchester Evening News claims Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has been singled out as the man to replace Manuel Pellegrini.

The MEN claims club executives have placed Guardiola at the top of a list of coaches they would be happy with replacing the Chilean.

Guardiola has been one of the most successful managers over the last few years.

The Daily Mail claims Manchester City have eased their interest in signing Espanyol defender Eric Bailly.

The paper claims City were keen on a deal, which would have seen the 20-year-old loaned to Villarreal over the rest of the campaign.

The paper also claims that the defender has already been offered to Manuel Pellegrini’s team.

The Manchester Evening News has carried quotes from Barcelona chief Josep Bartomeu, which reiterate Lionel Messi won’t be allowed to leave.

The Argentine superstar is reportedly a target for the Manchester club despite his costs and association with the Spanish side.

Bartomeu says the club have absolutely no intention of selling him and suggest he’s happy under the terms of his current deal.

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