Chasing Premier League records no motivation for Guardiola

Chasing Premier League records no motivation for Guardiola

Chasing Premier League records no motivation for Guardiola

Guardiola's City, who won the Premier League with a record 100 points last season, begin their next campaign at Arsenal on Sunday.

Under proposals presented to Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino by an internal task force, the transfer window would close the day before the start of the domestic season in each member country.

One of the clubs to vote against the implementation of this year's earlier transfer deadline in England, any outgoings will be because the club want to sell.

I may be proved wrong but I don't see either Arsenal or Chelsea winning the title as both clubs have recruited new coaches and I believe it takes time to implement different styles of play.

United contacted Atletico Madrid about Diego Godin but it quickly became evident that the move was a no-go, while an official offer was not made for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld.

City captain Kompany admits his team lacked urgency and desire in those failed title defences under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini, but the Belgian has sensed a far more focused approach from Guardiola's group.

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Barcelona made several bids for the player but never matched Chelsea's asking price and when it seemed the Catalans could not go further after their third bid of £65m was rejected by Chelsea, they chose to settle for a lesser valued, Bordeaux player Malcom as replacement, while Willian returned to Chelsea after his World Cup break.

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola was hoping to add a more creative midfielder to his squad ahead of the 2018-2019 season and had a player in mind already, Jorginho. Yes sir we've all that and more to sink our teeth into as the first weekend of a new season crashes over us like a wave, and it all starts tonight at Old Trafford. "We played really well against them and that, for me, is a great sign".

"I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years".

No side since United nine years ago has retained the title, with Chelsea (twice) and Leicester failing to even make the top four in the past three seasons. Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the World Cup and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semi-finals.

Liverpool and Chelsea each in turn broke the world record fee for a goalkeeper, signing Alisson Becker and Kepa Arrizabalaga respectively, among some of the big-money moves.

Newcastle have again made a profit from player trading thanks to the sales of Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, with Benitez expressing his concern for the Magpies' prospects this season after a 4-0 friendly thrashing by Braga earlier this month.

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