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Manuel Pellegrini says Man City are trying to resolve Vincent Kompany's injuries

Manuel Pellegrini is not expecting any new signings at Manchester City next month despite Vincent Kompany's ongoing injury.

City are doing "all we know" to get to the bottom of Kompany's calf problems, according to Pellegrini, whose side are three points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal heading into the Saturday Night Football game at Watford.

Captain Kompany is likely to be out for another month, but Samir Nasri is City's only other long-term absentee.

And pressed on his January plans, Pellegrini said: "I think the squad is complete.

"As always, I said that we are not going to completely rule anything out, but we are not really thinking of any special players to bring in. I don't talk about rumours. I am telling you what I am thinking about for our squad in this moment."

Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy are both available for the Watford trip after recovering from knocks, and Pellegrini is expecting a tough game at Vicarage Road against opponents just six points off the Champions League places.

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The City boss said: "Maybe at the beginning of the season it can be a surprise, the same as Leicester, but when you play 19 games or so and we are still talking about Watford and Leicester, it is because they have important players in a good moment who are giving a high performance with their managers doing a very good job.

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"As for ourselves, I feel we are in a good position. Always the best position is to be top of the table, but I think that this is a special season in the Premier League.

Fabian Delph (2nd L) of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal
Image: Fabian Delph (left) is available for the Saturday Night Football game at Watford

"With the amount of points we have at this moment, it is not good to fight for the title in a normal season when you finish with a lot more points.

"However, we are three points behind the leaders and I hope we are going to complete strongly with a very good second half of the season."