Pellegrini rules out January transfers

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is not expecting to see any movements in or out of the club during the January transfer window.

The Citizens boss is happy with the size and depth of his squad, and does not envisage any fresh faces being drafted in by the Premier League title hopefuls.

This despite question marks remaining over the fitness of key player Sergio Aguero, with Wilfried Bony and youngster Kelechi Iheanacho the only other recognised strikers at the Etihad.

"Probably no one will come and probably no one will go out," Pellegrini told reporters. "We have the correct squad for the season, so are not thinking about any special player or position.

"We have a lot of games – fortunately we have most of the squad fit so we can make some changes to see which players start which games."

Looking ahead to Wednesday night's English League Cup semi-final clash with Everton, Pellegrini revealed that Aguero would start. However, Bony is rated extremely doubtful to feature due to a calf complaint.

"Bony has a kick in his calf so maybe he's not fit for tomorrow," Pellegrini added. "In a few days more he should be fine to come back.

"Sergio played three games in a week which was no problem for this moment. The last injury was not a muscle injury, just a pain in his heel.

"He's fit and the best way for him to recover his best performance is to play games."

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