Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted the Premier League leaders were never interested in signing Liverpool-bound defender Virgil van Dijk.
Van Dijk, 26, is set to head to Anfield from Southampton in January after the clubs agreed a deal reportedly worth £75million.
The Netherlands international was linked to numerous clubs before Wednesday’s announcement, with City and Chelsea among them.
However, speaking after City’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United, Guardiola was asked if Van Dijk was a player he was looking at January.
“Nope. No, no, no,” the Spaniard responded.
Asked if he was interested in Van Dijk, Guardiola added: “No.”
City are flying 15 points clear atop the Premier League, having won 19 of their 20 games.
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