Bernardo Silva scored twice and Phil Foden impressed as Manchester City comfortably avoided an FA Cup upset on Sunday.
Ruben Dias has turned a once shambolic Manchester City defence into the tightest backline in the Premier League since signing from Benfica.
Lionel Messi is into the final six months of his contract at Barcelona but Pep Guardiola would not be drawn on his former star pupil.
Pengurus Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, mengakui bahawa terdapat ketiakpastian mengenai keadaan pemainnya selepas dijangkiti koronavirus.
Pep Guardiola said there were concerns over how his Manchester City players would recover from coronavirus.
Manchester City have been without their all-time leading scorer Sergio Aguero for the bulk of the season but he is set to face Birmingham.
Papa Bouba Diop, formerly of Fulham, Portsmouth and West Ham, has died at the age of 42.
Birmingham City have moved to sign Alen Halilovic, who was once tipped for a bright future after joining Barcelona.
Blackburn Rovers provide the first test of the Championship season for relegated Bournemouth on September 12.
Birmingham City have a new boss in the form of ex-Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest coach Aitor Karanka.