He started both games flanked by City pair Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden – and Guardiola will have noted their failure to click together so far.
While City are seeking a prolific goalscorer, they are also prepared to break the Premier League transfer record for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, according to The Telegraph.
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The publication claimes negotiations with Villa over Grealish are expected to be more straightforward than talks with Tottenham over Kane.
Guardiola is said to be so keen on landing his man that City will go beyond the £89m United paid for Paul Pogba to make Grealish the most expensive player in Premier League history.