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What business will Manchester City do on Transfer Deadline Day?

As the transfer window comes to a close, we take a look at City's plans

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The transfer window closes on Wednesday night in England, and as soon as the clock hits 11PM on the Big Ben, no more transfers will be registered and teams cannot sign, sell or loan anyone until January.

For Manchester City, this is a big Deadline Day. Pep Guardiola did a lot of business early in the summer in terms of signing players, bringing a total of nine players to the club, although only five (Bravo, Stones, Gundogan, Nolito, Sané) have joined immediately. Now that he has bought everyone he wants, Pep has told some players who don't fit his plans they are allowed to go somewhere else.

That is the only business City will do on deadline day: departures. Five players are currently linked with moves away from the Etihad: Joe Hart, Eliaquim Mangala, Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri and Jason Denayer. All five have offers and are very close to finding new clubs on various deals, and City are almost certain to be without all five once the window is shut.

There's always a chance some surprise signing will be announced, but no players are even being linked, let alone close to being signed. Guardiola himself said he doesn't plan on buying anyone else, so all Manchester City news on deadline day will be about the players who are on their way out.