Pep Guardiola claims Premier League champions have no more money to spend

Pep Guardiola claims Premier League champions have no more money to spend

While overall spend may be down, Premier League clubs did spend a record £880 million to transfer-in players from overseas clubs (compared to £770 million in 2017).

Real Madrid made no hesitation to make a bid for the Belgium captain following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus but Chelsea refused to sell their playmaker.

The Times learnt that there is most disquiet among the biggest clubs, as they are the ones most likely to have players targeted by foreign clubs and less time to sign players from their domestic rivals.

Now Tottenham boss Pochettino will be expected to build on last season's performances with the same group of players that took the club to a third placed finish.

The Leicester City defender made his mark for the Three Lions at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup, scored his first worldwide goal and was the brain behind Gareth Southgate's solid defence line during the World Cup.

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The inspiration behind Leicester's shock title triumph two seasons ago, the 2016 PFA Player of The Year joins an embarrassment of attacking riches at the Etihad as the champions bid for back-to-back Premier League titles. For these leagues the transfer window does not end until the end of the month and spending can be expected to continue.

The Spurs manager believes it was more important to keep his key players at the squad, with Harry... Striker Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semi-finals.

City were heavily linked with a move for Jorginho but the midfielder opted to follow former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea instead of joining the champions.

"We love what has been developed, but for all the great football we've seen over the last few seasons, there are no trophies to show". And the failure to conclude a deal for Jack Grealish after a series of offers for the Aston Villa midfielder were rejected by the Championship club did little to win over supporters concerned at the lack of signings.

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