EPL: Manchester City agree second biggest shirt deal with Puma

Man City Women's Pauline Bremer Puma chief executive Bjorn Gulden and Man City captain Vincent Kompany

Man City Women's Pauline Bremer Puma chief executive Bjorn Gulden and Man City captain Vincent Kompany

But Jesus's fitness problems have piled an increased workload on Aguero, who played six games over 24 days in February while his City team-mate struggled with a hamstring injury in recent weeks.

City are one point behind league leaders Liverpool with 10 games remaining and Guardiola admits the title race will be full of more twists and turns. "We can not use him so regularly because of his fitness but when he is fit he's an incredible player".

However, the former Leicester star turned in a sub-par performance and it was not until he and fellow wide man Leroy Sane were taken off early in the second half - replaced by Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva - that City looked anything like their best.

"But now the recovery is less, we don't play at eight like (against) West Ham, we played at three (against Bournemouth on Saturday) ... we aren't training, just recovering".

Last season the England global scored a hat trick against the Cherries as well as a dramatic stoppage-time victor at the Vitality Stadium that began an incredible 18-game winning streak in the Premier League.

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The situation regarding England midfielder Fabian Delph, who has been struggling with an ankle injury and illness, is less clear, however, with Guardiola confirming that he is available but has not been selected for the trip to Bournemouth.

"We are in a posion with 10 games left, one point behind, where many things will happen".

Manchester City and four of their sister clubs have signed a £65 million-a-year kit deal with the German manufacturer Puma, which will last until 2029.

"I was really impressed after 120 minutes in the final with the intensity and how well they played against West Ham". Now the recovery is less and we have to travel. They know their stadium, they beat not long ago Chelsea 4-0, defended well and used the counter-attacks incredibly. "That is all I am concerned about, not about the future or pressure because nobody knows - not even the pundits".

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