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Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte faces a long spell on the sidelines after an operation on his knee.
Kyle Walker could be used as a centre-back by Manchester City if Aymeric Laporte is out for a prolonged period, says Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte was hurt in the win over Brighton and Hove Albion, much to Kevin De Bruyne's disappointment.
Aymeric Laporte looks likely to endure a long spell on the sidelines, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed.