Pep eyes West Brom 'final' to mark Zabaleta's farewell

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"I wasn't anxious because I know I didn't touch it".

Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Jesus Navas are expected to be part of the summer clear out by Guardiola, but time will tell if they all go and whether or not Toure will be joining them.

"We play for a lot of things, and it will be a real final for us".

He said: "I have a lot of respect for Pablo".

But despite losing 1-0 to Chelsea on Friday in the game that saw the London club crowned champions, West Brom boss Tony Pulis believes optimism is high at The Hawthorns.

Though there are a number of first-team player contracts now under consideration, Pablo's situation is the only one that has been fully finalised.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on the departing Pablo Zabaleta: "His impact here was fantastic".

Centre-back John Stones, however, has recovered from a muscle problem.


Pablo Zabaleta's final home match as a Manchester City player is set to be an emotional occasion, with video montages, tributes, and a post-match presentation commemorating one of the most important figures in the club's recent history.

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City (L) looks dejected after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.

It was the second lucky break for Pep Guardiola's side whose opening goal, scored by David Silva after 29 minutes, incensed Leicester's players because Raheem Sterling appeared to be offside when he swung a leg at the ball. At the end of his contract, we will look at the offers he has.

"We have many possibilities".

Guardiola hopes Zabaleta finishes his time at the club by helping them secure qualification for next season's Champions League, with Guardiola's men now ahead of Arsenal in the race for fourth place.

City need four points to be certain of securing a Champions League spot, with the home game against West Brom followed by a trip to Watford on Sunday.

"Every club is run different and every club you pick up is in a different state, and I can't talk about other club's situations". We didn't win titles so that's not good enough, but I am happy we played the way I wanted to play.

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