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Ali becomes Mr Fixit.

Whilst Stuart Pearce continues to try and bring in new faces right up to the start of the season, former City favourite Ali Bernarbia has played a big part in two players potentially moving to the club.
Winger Yasser Hussein has been offered a six-month deal by the Blues and is hoping to sign with the club subject to being approved for a work permit. The problem currently lies with the fact that although he is a Qatar international, they are not ranked in the top seventy nations in the world which means he is not likely to be granted a work permit.
Liverpool have also found themselves on the wrong end of this ruling as Chilean winger Mark Gonzalez had his application also turned down.
One player who won't have work permit problems is former Barcelona midfielder Pep Guardiola. At just 34 he still probably has a couple of years left in his career and has come to the club on the recommendation of Bernarbia who played alongside him in Qatar last season when Guardiola earned player of the year honours. After leaving Barcelona, he moved to Brescia and Roma in Italy before a failed drugs test saw him move to Qatar.
He is currently on trial and if succesful, a season long deal could be sealed for him to join initially for this season.