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Premier League remains Manchester City's top priority

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has placed winning the Premier League title at the top of his list of priorities, as they look to wrap up their second major trophy of the season.

The Spanish manager collected his first piece of silverware at City with victory over Arsenal in the League Cup final on Sunday and his team takes on the north London outfit again in the league on Thursday.

City, currently 13 points clear of second-placed Manchester United, need six more wins to be crowned Premier League champions having won 23 of their 27 matches so far this campaign.

Forward Raheem Sterling is closing in on a return to action having recovered from a hamstring injury but Guardiola is unsure if the 23-year-old could feature in City's trip to the Emirates Stadium.

City host Chelsea in the league on Sunday and Basel in their Champions League last-16 second leg three days later.

Midfielder Fernandinho was ruled out having suffered a hamstring strain at Wembley.

Yaya Toure seems a natural fit to replace the Brazil international but he has not played since Jan. 9 and has not featured in the squad for City's last four matches in all competitions.

When asked if the 34-year-old Ivorian could make a return, Guardiola replied: "It depends on him. If he is coming back who he is, he is going to play."

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